Doutrive earns extended playing time, has big game for ‘Zona

November 30, 2018
Devonaire Doutrive basketball

Devonaire Doutrive

Even in a blowout, playing time is never guaranteed.

No doubt University of Arizona freshman Devonaire Doutrive of Anchorage earned the right to log a season-high 11 minutes and play in the first half for the first time in a 100-70 win over Georgia Southern in Tucson, Arizona.

He made the most out of his extended playing time.

Doutrive, of West High fame, bagged a season-high eight points, three rebounds and two assists.

“It felt good. Once I got out there, I got the hang of it,” he said in a postgame interview. “It felt good to be out there with my teammates. I just had fun out there when I had my time.”

The 6-foot-5 guard provided the highlight of the night when he dribbled the ball behind his back to avoid a charge and then passed the ball behind his back for the assist.

“I was just feeling it in that moment,” he said with a smile. “I don’t think I ever did that before.”

Doutrive brings flash and plenty of fundamentals as he hasn’t committed a turnover in 32 minutes on the floor this season.