|Hometown:||Eagle River, Alaska|
|High School:||Chugiak HS|
A Senior, At Last
Chris Devine can officially be called a senior. Finally. Due to a variety of injuries, Devine missed his first two seasons at UCSB and in the summer of 2007, the NCAA granted him a sixth year of eligibility. In 2007-08, the Eagle River, Alaska native was listed on the roster as a junior, for the second year in a row, but this year he is finally listed as a senior and with no prospects for a seventh year, that is unlikely to change.
While Devine sat out his first two years at UCSB, he has made the most of his three years of activity. In 2007-08, he was selected to the Big West's Preseason All-Conference Team, and following the year he was named Honorable Mention All-Big West. For Devine, it was the third consecutive season in which he has achieved all-league honors. In each of his first two seasons he was named Second Team All-Big West. The last Gaucho to achieve at least three consecutive years with some all-league recognition was Branduinn Fullove, who actually earned four straight years of honors from 2000 through 2004.
Batting A Thousand
On January 24, 2008, in a game against the University of the Pacific, Devine scored 14 points, becoming the 22nd player in UCSB history to move past the 1,000 point plateau. Over the final 13 games of the season, he would scale the list, passing several former Gauchos, and moving into 14th-place all-time with 1,143 points through his first three seasons. Devine will enter his senior campaign needing just 94 points to move into the all-time top-10.
Still A Workhorse, But Some Extra Bench Time
Through his first three seasons as a Gaucho, Devine has proven to be one of the most consistent player son the team, and without question, one of the team's real workhorses. Although he missed one game in 2007-08, he has played in and started 89 out of 90 games since he became active. Last year, however, he shouldn't have been quite as tuckered out as his first two years. In his first season, 2005-06, Devine played in 29 games and averaged 29.4 minutes per outing. In 2006-07, he played in 29 more games and spent even less time on the pine, averaging 31.6 minutes. Last year, as a junior, Devine saw his time go down by more than three minutes per game from the previous year. In 2007-08, he logged an average of 28.3 per contest and he played over 30 minutes per game just 15 times, less than half the time.
On Second Thought, That Was A Great Freshman Season
When the NCAA awarded Devine a sixth year of eligibility, it also deemed that his first year, 2005-06, counted as his freshman season. That being the case, a second look at his first year reveals one of the best freshman seasons in school history. In 2005-06, Devine scored 355 points, a total that moves him into first on UCSB's all-time freshman list, 21 points better than Carrick DeHart. In addition, Devine now ranks high on the freshman lists in scoring average (tied for second), rebounds (third), field goals (second), field goal percentage (second), free throws (second), free throw percentage (10th) and steals (third).
Senior forward Chris Devine will once again be a workhorse in the Gauchos' frontcourt...A three-time All-Big West honoree, he has played in and started 89 out of 90 games over his first three seasons of activity and that should not change in 2008-09...Barring injury, Devine will once again start at the four spot.
Devine earned Honorable Mention All-Big West recognition following the 2007-08 season...As a junior, Devine averaged 12.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game...Led the team with 40 steals...One of two Gaucho regulars to make more than half of his shots, hitting 50.6% from the field...Devine eclipsed the 20 point mark twice, going for a season-high 24 against Cal State Northridge and 22 at Ball State...In the game against Ball State, he made 9-of-10 shots from the field...Had 15 or more points nine times, and 10 or more 21 times...Scored in double-figures in the first 10 games of the 2007-08 season...Devine collected a season-high 11 rebounds in a Big West Tournament game against UC Irvine, his only double-figure rebounding effort of the season and one of just two by the Gauchos overall...Had nine rebounds in a contest at Loyola Marymount, and eight in games against Stanford, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, and Long Beach State....Devine had six or more caroms 15 times...Produced a season-high four steals at North Carolina...Had two or more steals 14 times...Devine made nine three-point baskets as a junior, one more than in his first two seasons combined...Had two three-pointers in games against Cal State Northridge and Cal State Fullerton...Set a career-high with 42 assists as a junior...In 2007-08, Devine became the 22nd UCSB player to move past the 1,000 career point mark, finishing the season with 1,143, the 14th highest total in school history.
Devine earned Second Team All-Big West honors for the second straight season after averaging 14.1 points and a team-high 6.6 rebounds in 2006-07...Was also named Big West Player of the Week once...One of two players to start all 29 games...Scored a career-high 28 points in a double-overtime victory at Pepperdine...Devine also had a pair of 25 points games, one in a win at UNLV, an eventual NCAA Sweet 16 qualifier, and the other in a home win over Cal State Fullerton...In all, he had 20 or more points five times, all during the season's first 13 games...Devine did score 10 or more points in 25 of 29 games...Recorded five double-doubles on the campaign and, in fact, had a season-high 13 rebounds against Pepperdine, the same game in which he recorded a career-high with 28 points...Ranked second on the team among regulars in field goal percentage at 53.0%...Devine made at least half of his shots 15 times...While he never attempted more than the career-high 16 shots he took at Pepperdine, he did take 10 or more 17 times...Played 916 minutes, second on the team, and played 30 or more 20 times...Devine was second on the team in steals with 27 and he had two or more eight times...In the season-opener against San Jose State, he had five steals, the most ever by a Gaucho frontcourt player...While he had 38 assists on the season, an average of 1.3 per game, he increased his average to 3.0 per game over the final six contests...Had a season-high five assists in wins at UC Riverside and San Francisco.
After missing two full seasons with a variety of injuries, Devine was the only Gaucho to start all 29 of the team's games during the 2005-06 season...He was second on the team in scoring at 12.2 points per game and was the top rebounder at 5.9 per game...In the summer of 2007 Devine was awarded a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, thus the 2005-06 season became his freshman season...Because of the additional year, he retroactively set a UCSB record for points by a freshman with 355...He is now also included on several freshman top-10 lists for UCSB...Devine led the team in steals with 31 and he was tops among regulars making 55.3% of his field goal attempts...A Second Team All-Big West selection following the 2005-06 season...In 14 Big West games, he averaged 14.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game...After scoring in double-figures three times and averaging 8.4 points per game through the first seven games of the season, Devine scored in double-figures in 14 straight to lift his average into double-figures, where it remained the rest of the season...In the final 22 games of the year, he scored 10 or more points 16 times and averaged 13.5 points per game...For the season, Devine scored 10 or more 19 times...He had 20 or more four times...Scored a season-high 25 points, to go along with a career-high 14 rebounds, as the Gauchos came from 18 points down in the final 11 minutes of regulation to win in overtime at Cal State Northridge...Had 21 points and 11 rebounds against Cal State Fullerton and at UC Riverside...Had four double-doubles...He had two or more steals 10 times, including a high of three at Cal State Northridge and at UC Riverside...Had a nine-game stretch (games 8-16) in which he made 56-of-81 shots from the field, 69.1%...Devine made at least half of his shots 21 times in 29 games.
Devine missed the 2004-05 season after having surgery for osteochondritis dissecans before the start of practice.
Devine redshirted the 2003-04 season because of wrist and knee problems.
Devine attended Chugiak High School...Averaged 22.1 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.0 blocked shots, 3.0 assists and 4.1 steals per game as a senior...He was selected First Team All-State following his junior and senior seasons...A three-time First Team All-Region selection...Devine helped to lead Chugiak to Regional Championships as both a junior and a senior and to the Alaska State Tournament all four years...Scored a career-high 35 points against East HS...Also had a 32 point effort against Service HS...Collected a career-high 16 rebounds twice, once each against Service HS and West HS...Devine also had 11 assists against West HS...As a junior, he averaged 14.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game...Played for Kevin Fullmer.
Chris Clay Devine was born November 4, 1984 in Anchorage, Alaska...The son of Monica and Kent Devine...He was an Honor Roll student all four of his high school years...An Honors Graduate...Also competed in football and track & field at Chugiak HS...He was regional champion in the long jump, finishing third in the state...His hobbies include computers and cars...Devine is a business economics major.