That’s a wrap: Devan Dumes

  • 03/19/2009 1:39 pm in

‘That’s a wrap’ is Inside the Hall’s player-by-player postseason breakdown of the 2008-2009 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Devan Dumes.

Final statistics: 12.7 ppg; 2.9 rpg; 72 percent FT’s; 41 percent FG’s; 23 steals

Until the late season emergence of Verdell Jones, Dumes was the most consistent Hoosier offensively for a majority of the season. Under normal circumstances, Dumes would be the 8th or 9th man on a middle of the pack Big Ten team. But as we all know, the circumstances in Bloomington this season were far from normal and Dumes was forced into a more prominent role. His most memorable performance was a 27-point effort in IU’s lone Big Ten win over Iowa.

But the storyline that garnered the most chatter on Dumes in 2008-2009 was a two-game suspension following a series of elbows thrown and ejection in the Michigan State game. After that game, Dumes, joined by Tom Crean, apologized for his actions in a press conference and missed games against Minnesota and Illinois. If Dumes is to return and become the leader of next season’s team, he’ll need to become more disciplined with his emotions and not let tough defense get under his skin.

Quotable: “It’s been difficult, I’m really not sure there are words that can express it because it’s a very tough thing to go through. But we never gave up, we always fought people and we got through it. There have been a lot of stepping stones, and we’ve just got to get better.”Devan Dumes after IU’s loss to Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament.

(Photo Credit: Joshua Levering/WFIU)

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  • John

    Dumes is better than the 8th or 9th best player on a middle of the pack Big Ten team! C’mon, give the guy some credit

  • Kelin Blab

    If a year of maturity will help any player next year it will be Devan Dumes…A senior….final season and learned on the run this year. I think he is going to be a key piece to IU's success next year……

    on a side note…there is a huge disconnect with the NCAA tourney this year with IU not in the picture….but I am enjoying watching Illannoy getting their asses handed to them…

  • plane1972

    The real disconnect for me, Kelin, is picking Purdue to play the game of their lives and knock off UConn to make it to the Elite 8 on my bracket. I know, I know…I'm berating myself for showing them any love.

  • Kelin Blab

    I can pick PU once, for my brackets sake but I never pick them more than once..too much big red pride…..

  • Unknown

    Just heard that Teague has narrowed his list to IU and Louisville…i doubt we will get him but there is a chance and i didnt know that he was that high on IU

  • Kelin Blab

    I wanted PU to lose so so bad….not to mention their uniforms look sweet…there I said it, my first PU compliment ever…and last

  • Dan Leavitt Jr

    No doubt, 8th or 9th best huh? So Dumes isnt better than Zach Gibson,Devoe Joseph or PJ Hill. What are you guys smokin or do you just hate the guy that bad. This site is losing its journalistic integrity by the minute. Its like trying to get sound political news from Chris Matthews or Keith Olberman.

    Why dont you print this instead of deleting it like you do to every other negative post?

  • Hows the bracketing going?

  • Just being honest, I've got nothing against the kid. Besides IU and maybe Iowa, he wouldn't start on many, if any, other teams.

  • I'll post an update once the games are over later this evening or early tomorrow.

  • Hows the bracketing going?

  • Just being honest, I've got nothing against the kid. Besides IU and maybe Iowa, he wouldn't start on many, if any, other teams in the league.

  • I'll post an update once the games are over later this evening or early tomorrow.