With many scholarship offers on the horizon in the future, Basha High School’s rapidly-developing 6-foot-10junior post Devin Kirby is beginning to see his college recruitment begin to take off a great deal. While the big, high-major division-I offer has yet to develop, many college programs are looking to position themselves with the talented post prospect, as many division-I schools are now looking to extend scholarship offers.
Kirby reeled in his first offer from Grand Canyon University this summer, as head coach Dan Majerle and his basketball staff emerged as the first program to express considerable interest. Since then, Kirby has now also received scholarship offers from Rice, Brown, Georgia Southern and Dartmouth.
High Major offers are right around the corner for Kirby, as he is also generating strong interest from Arizona, Arizona State, Wake Forest, Cincinnati, San Diego State, Cal, Stanford, Utah, Indiana, Virginia, San Diego, San Jose State, Cal Poly, Southern Utah, Portland, Portland State and Weber State.
The younger brother of current college post Maurice Kirby (Loyola-Chicago commit via Virginia Tech transfer), Kirby is regarded as one of the elite prospects in Arizona’s 2016 class by our Arizona Preps’ staff. This past club season, Kirby developed physically and mentally and saw his overall level of play take off - positioning himself as a serious high major division-I prospect for the future.
Kirby will be very busy this fall, with many college programs venturing to the state of Arizona to see him play, so many more scholarship offers could be on the horizon for him - something that will make his mother very proud. Kirby's mother, Michelle Kirby is a former basketball standout and coach herself.
Kirby is also an excellent student, a common characteristic in the Kirby household, and carries a 3.2 CUM GPA.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Kirby is quickly beginning to realize much of his potential as a college prospect – blocking shots, rebounding, running the floor hard and finishing strong at the rim over defenders. Kirby’s recent performance has been a nice preview to just how good this young man will become over time. Unfortunately for his opponents, Kirby seems to be realizing his potential much sooner than expected. With continued hard work and development as a player, Kirby should develop nicely into a high-major prospect, as a result of his size, length and overall skill level as a college prospect. Look for Kirby to continue his development as a prospect over time, and become one of the more sought after recruiting targets in the country over the next two years. The future looks very bright for this younger Kirby.