Transferring high schools can sometimes have a dramatic impact on a person’s life. Luckily for Oswego East, Devin Flowers transfer from Metea Valley has resulted in a positive one for both the school and himself.
“Devin is not a vocal leader, but a kid who leads by example. He always works hard, has a positive attitude and tries to pick his teammates up” says his coach Steve Szymanski. He also notes, “Devin is a good student and a great kid, he brings a positive attitude every day. He understands the game and has been quick to pick things up on our team.”
Basketball demands a tireless work ethic in order to be successful, and Devin has been a very welcome addition to Oswego East this year because of how hard he works on and off the court. He averages 10 points and 6 rebounds a game, and he is the only wolf to have two 20 point games this season. Because of his drive to be successful, he can often be found going to the gym to lift weights well after practice has ended.
Devin’s talent also extends into the academic arena. His college preparatory statistics teacher, Ms. Rachel Maxwell, notes, “Devin has a TON of potential to be successful in life. He is naturally good at math and volunteers answers during class.” Devin scored a 23 this past year on his ACT, which puts him in line to have multiple options when choosing a college.
Devin’s future goals include earning a scholarship for college in basketball, which his coach believes is possible if he continues to work hard. “Devin has the size and potential to play at the Division 3 level,” says Szymanski. “He would have to get a little stronger, but he has the potential to play, in my opinion, at a D-3 school if he finds the right fit.”
The move to Oswego East for Devin has been a very positive experience for both himself and the school. Devin’s advice to future wolves is simple, he recommends to “try your best in both school and whatever other activities you choose to participate.” By following his own advice, Devon has proven firsthand how making the most of one’s high school experience positively impacts both the student athlete and the school.