As a Recruit
Devin Royal describes himself as a three-level scorer. Plus, he says he pushes hard every second he’s on the court. “I feel like I’m a three-level scorer that will do whatever it takes for us to win,” Royal said. “I just look to make an impact on the court however I can.” Royal, who is from Pickerington (Ohio) Central, was under-recruited for most of the process. But he gained all the national recruiting exposure he previously lacked by impressing on the AAU circuit all around the country the summer before his senior season. Royal was often the foremost standout performer on All-Ohio Red, even while playing on a squad with a number of top prospects. After averaging 23.8 points per game in five EYBL games in Louisville to lift his team toward a Peach Jam berth, Royal was named On3’s MVP of the Pangos All-American Camp in Las Vegas a little over a week later.