CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Deven Stover, a former standout at St. Ignatius H.S. who spent last year at the Naval Academy Prep School, has enrolled at Cleveland State University and will join the men's basketball program.
"We're excited to add a local player of Deven's ability to our program," head coach Dennis Felton said. "Deven enjoyed an outstanding career at Cleveland St. Ignatius, which culminated in an epic game against Garfield Heights in the regional semifinals in the Wolstein Center. Deven has terrific size, strength and versatility that allows him to fill many roles in our positionless system of basketball. I look forward to coaching him and helping him grow."
Stover, who earned a Naval Academy Appointment in 2016, spent last year at the Naval Academy Prep School where he led the team in scoring (13.5 ppg) and assists (5.0).
A 6-foot-5 wing, Stover was a four-year letterwinner at St. Ignatius, earning team MVP honors as a junior and senior, as well as the Best Offensive Player Award in each of his final three seasons.
As a senior, Stover led the team in scoring with 16.4 points per game, while adding 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists, earning All-Ohio Special Mention honors from the Associated Press. In addition, he was an AP All-Northeast Ohio District first team selection, a Cleveland.com All Star and a Rising Stars All-Star.
Stover, a member of the Honor Roll all four years in high school, helped St. Ignatius to the regional finals in 2016 and posted 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists in his final high school game.