6-foot-8 center/forward Devenir Duruisseau
Next in descending height is 6-foot-8 240 pound Devenir Duruisseau. Duruisseau returns for his third season of NCAA eligibility this year, and looks for a larger role with the Huskies.
He did not see much playing time under former head coach Lorenzo Romar, having seen action in just 19 games and only averaging 3.7 minutes per game. The Huskies junior forward likely hopes that changes under new head coach Mike Hopkins.
Tough To Judge Impact
It’s tough to judge the impact of Duruisseau with the Huskies this season. In his cameo appearances, he appears to have the makings of a player deserving of playing time. He has consistently shot at 40 percent or better from the floor, and his rebounds and blocks run in the nine and two on a “per 36 minutes” basis.
His most playing time occurred in his first NCAA game versus Texas on November 13, 2015. In that game, he played 16 minutes, scored seven points and pulled down seven rebounds. However, he fouled out in that game, and in three of his first four contests. If he can refine his playing approach, he can prove to be a positive improvement to this team.