Devon Saddler

Former Aberdeen boys basketball player Devon Saddler focuses on a free throw during a University of Delaware men's basketball game earlier in the season. (Photo courtesy of Bobby Parker / January 4, 2012)

Former Aberdeen boys basketball player Devon Saddler is having a solid sophomore season as a captain with the University of Delaware men's basketball team.

Saddler, who lettered in his freshman season, was a pre-season All-CAA second team selection entering this season. The Blue Hens press guide notes Saddler as a strong perimeter player who can get to the basket. Saddler has also dramatically improved his outside jumper.

Saddler's play through the first month and a half of the season supports the notes. Saddler, a 6-2 guard, has started all 13 games and plays a team best average of over 35 minutes per contest. Saddler averages 20.2 points per game, also a team best, and has been the team's leading scorer in nine of the 13 games.

Saddler scored a career-high 32 points to lead Delaware to a 81-78 win over visiting Lafayette in November. Saddler went for 30 points two games later in a 71-60 conference win over visiting Drexel.


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In the latest game played Wednesday, Saddler scored 14 points in the Blue Hens' 67-66 conference win over visiting Hofstra.