Name: DeVante Hagins
School: Leadership Academy for Young Men.
Position: Shooting guard.
Family: Marta Medina and Darrell Hagins, parents; Amber Walker, 24, sister.
Last week: The three-time Rochester City Athletic Conference All-Star averaged 18 points a game, as Leadership defeated East High (by nine points), McQuaid (18) and Franklin (27). Hagins, selected to the 2014 Democrat and Chronicle All-Greater Rochester basketball team, averages 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals.
Academics: 3.35 GPA.
About me: Wears jersey No. 24, “Kobe, He’s my favorite player.” … 6-feet-4 inches tall, 170 pounds … Recruited by Daeman College, Hobart, Oswego, Potsdam and Brockport. …”I’m a music lover. I love all different kinds of music, preferably old-school (R&B). I don’t know why, I’ve got an old heart, I guess.” … AAU team is RAP Elite coached by Kevin LeGrette … “I like to go bowling when I can. I bowl a 150 or so, sometimes a 200 on a good day.” …Works at the City of Rochester Parks and Recreation Department’s Adams Street Center. “I just try to teach kids how to be leaders in the community and help them learn how to play sports. Reggie Smith at the Rochester Boys and Girls Club, was my mentor. He showed me right from wrong and that school is the most important thing.”
Girls Athlete of the Week: Karissa Birthwright