Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 226 lbs
Hometown: Romulus, MI
High School: Romulus Senior
Devin Searcy is part of the winningest class in Flyer men’s basketball history. Searcy’s teams finished with a combined record of 97-45 with a win percentage of .683. The 97 wins topped the 2010 and 1955 class win total of 94.
In the first game of the season against Creighton, and his first career start for the Flyers, he scored six points on 3-of-3 shooting while playing 23 minutes. He scored 13 points in 12 minutes of action against Lehigh. He tallied six points and seven rebounds against Presbyterian.Searcy netted seven points and had seven rebounds in the win over Ball State. He scored nine points and hauled in six rebounds in the road victory over St. Bonaventure. He scored a career-high 16 points on 6-of-6 shooting and hauled in five rebounds at St. Louis. In the victory over La Salle, Searcy recorded nine points and tied a career-high with eight rebounds. Against UMass, Searcy scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds.
Searcy played in 130 career games for the Flyers, which ranks fifth all-time in school history. He played 1,605 career minutes with averages of 3.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. Searcy shot the ball exceptionally well from the field for his career with a percentage of .510 (155-of-304). Searcy’s career high came at Saint Louis his junior season when he poured in 16 points. He had three career double-doubles, all of which came his senior season.
Searcy is an exceptional finisher for a big man who is versatile, athletic and runs the floor very well. He owns a fundamentally sound game by being able to set screens, fight for position on the interior, and hustle after loose balls. His “lunch pail” mentality garners respect from both coaches and teammates alike. Not only is Searcy an athletic 6-10, he has a 37-inch vertical leap and a seven-foot fingertip-to-fingertip reach.
Searcy played in all 36 games for the Flyers during his senior season, which included 23 starts. For the season, Searcy played 541 minutes (15.0 mpg), scored 133 points (3.7 ppg) and hauled in 142 rebounds (3.9 rpg). His 142 rebounds placed him third on the team only behind Chris Wright and Chris Johnson. Searcy had a knack for hitting the offensive boards as he snagged 61 of them for the season. His 61 offensive rebounds were 15 more than his previous high of 46 in a season. Searcy placed second on the team behind Josh Benson with a field goal percentage of .479 (56-of-117). He also shot exceptional from the foul line with a .875 percentage (21-of-24).
Searcy couldn’t script his start of the season better than it turned out. Searcy’s first two games consisted of back-to-back double-doubles with a 15 point and 12 rebound performance against Mount St. Mary’s and a 10 point and 11 rebounding effort against Akron. The 12 rebounds against Mount St. Mary’s is a career-high. The following game at Ole Miss, Searcy couldn’t keep the double-double run going but still put together a solid nine point and four rebound effort. In that same game, Searcy converted a career-high five made free throws on six attempts.
Against Miami, Searcy scored 10 points on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting and hauled in three rebounds. Searcy would follow with an eight point and seven rebound effort against Central Connecticut State. He hauled in 10 rebounds and scored four points against Winthrop. That double-digit rebounding effort was one of four games Searcy hauled in at least 10 rebounds in a game for the season. Only Chris Wright and Chris Johnson had more double-digit rebounding games than Searcy.
Against Fordham, Searcy netted nine points on a perfect 4-of-4 shooting and grabbed six rebounds. He recorded five points, six rebounds, and two steals against Richmond. At Charlotte, Searcy scored seven points and hauled in seven rebounds. Searcy’s third and final double-double of the season came in a thrilling victory over Duquesne as he poured in 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting and snagged 11 rebounds.
Devin Searcy played in all 37 games for the Flyers, including four starts. Year after year, he is making strides in improving his game. His scoring output increased from 2.8 points and 2.4 rebounds per game as a sophomore to 3.9 points and 3.4 rebounds as a junior. In addition, Searcy led the Flyers in field goal percentage at .589 (56-of-95) and ranked third on the team with 13 blocks. On the season, Searcy totaled 143 points and hauled in 104 rebounds while playing 521 minutes.
Searcy played in 32 games throughout the season averaging 2.8 points and 2.4 rebounds. He improved upon numbers in every category from his first year, finishing third on the team in field goal percentage (.493).Searcy recorded eight points, three rebounds and a block versus Bethune-Cookman. He scored six points and had four rebounds versus Auburn. Against No. 15 Marquette, he played well defensively with four rebounds and two blocked shots.Devin led the Flyers with five rebounds and two blocks at Akron. He had six points on 4-of-4 shooting at the free throw line at Toledo. Searcy hauled in five rebounds against Miami, and tallied three points, three rebounds and a steal against Saint Joseph’s. He added six points and two rebounds versus No. 14 Xavier, and recorded a career-best six rebounds at Saint Louis.Devin tallied a career-best 10 points in 13 minutes on 4-of-6 shooting from the floor at Rhode Island. Due to a sprained knee, he missed the Xavier road game, the Duquesne home contest, and the A-10 quarterfinal win over Richmond.
Searcy averaged 1.0 points and 1.2 rebounds in 25 games.He got going on both ends of the floor in UD’s win over SMU by hauling in five rebounds (three on the offensive glass) and picked up his first two points as a Flyer. He followed that up with a career-high six points against High Point in 11 minutes of action.In eight minutes of action against then No. 6 Pittsburgh, Searcy tallied three rebounds. At Xavier, Searcy hauled in four defensive rebounds. Against La Salle, Searcy chipped in with three points and three rebounds. In the second Xavier contest, Searcy tallied four points and three rebounds.
Searcy was the fifth Romulus High School player in four years to earn a Division I scholarship. A three-year starter, Searcy was a sophomore for Romulus’ 2005 Michigan Class A runners-up, and averaged 8.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots. As a junior, and the only returning starter for Romulus, he averaged 12.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots and was named honorable mention all-state.As a senior, he was named to the All-Down River Team after averaging 12.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.7 blocked shots and 1.5 assists a game. Romulus finished 15-9. He was ranked #8 overall in Michigan’s 2007 class by Rivals.com, and the #3-rated power forward in Michigan. As a senior, he was also selected as one of the Top 50 players at the Nike All-American Camp. He blocked 11 shots in a game against Ypsilanti (including six in the fourth quarter) midway through the 2006-07 season. Searcy hopes to go into sports broadcasting. His God-Brother is former Memphis All-American and current Milwaukee Buck Chris Douglas-Roberts.
Full Name: Devin Searcy
Son of: Charles and D’Aira Searcy
Siblings: Charles (26), Kwame’ (20), Donnavin (19), Dairrein (17)
Birthday: August 25, 1989
High School Coach: Nate Oats
AAU Team: The Family
Career Goal: To be an NBA player/Own a successful clothing line/Black International Business
Why I Chose UD: It is a great fit for me
Dayton Career Highs
Points: 16, at Saint Louis (2/13/10)
Rebounds: 8, Xavier (2/6/10); La Salle (2/18/10)
Assists: 2, Wofford (11/16/08); Georgia Tech (11/19/09)
Steals: 3, Appalachian State (12/21/09)
FGs Made: 6, at Saint Louis (2/13/10)
Blocks: 2, Four Times
FT Made: 4, Twice
Minutes: 23, Twice
Bob Fiely (1953-56), Ray Atherton (1957-58), Frank Case (1958-60), Louis Bok (1964-65), Tom Heckman (1966-69), Tony Wells (1975-77), Mike Reichert (1979-83), Don Hughes (1983-87), Sean Scrutchins (1990-92), Joe Currin (1992-94), Mark Ashman (1996-2000), Joaquin Thomas (2004-05)