Devin Durrant led Provo High School’s basketball team to the 1978 3A Utah State Championship. He scored 38 of his team’s 52 points in the final game. Devin made the All-State team and was named the 3A Most Valuable Player. He was also named to the McDonald’s All-American team and played in various All-Star games around the country. In the 1978 Derby Festival Basketball Classic, Devin won the one-on-one competition in the morning and was named the MVP of the game later that same evening. He graduated from Provo High School with academic honors.
Devin went on to play for four years at Brigham Young University. He was a starter in every game during his four-year career and was part of WAC championship teams for three of his four college years. He also competed three times in the NCAA post-season tournament. He was a two-time selection to the All-Western Athletic Conference first team and was twice named as a GTE/CoSida Academic All-American. Devin took a break from basketball after his sophomore year to serve for two years as an LDS missionary in Spain. He returned from Spain for his remaining two years of college basketball.
During Devin’s senior year (1983-84) he became the leading single-season scorer in BYU history with 866 points. He finished the year as the third-leading scorer in the NCAA. During that same year he was named District 7 Player of the Year, Associated Press All-American, Basketball Writers Association All-American, National Association of Basketball Coaches All-American, Sporting News All-American, UPI All-American, and John Wooden All-American.
Devin graduated in the spring of 1984 from Brigham Young University in American Studies. At that time he was named as a recipient of an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. Later that summer, Devin was chosen by the Indiana Pacers as the 25th pick in the NBA draft. He played a season with the Pacers and part of a second season with the Phoenix Suns.
Devin conducted his own basketball camp for nine years. Most recently, he worked for three years as an assistant basketball coach for the Timpanogos High School girl’s team. In a Deseret News poll in the year 2000, Devin was voted one of the top 10 college basketball players in Utah of the 20th century. In that same year, Sports Illustrated magazine named him one of the 50 most influential sports figures in Utah.
During and after his athletic career, Devin has been a speaker for numerous youth groups. He has also been actively involved as a volunteer, serving and counseling hundreds of young adults over the past twenty years.
Devin was born in Brigham City, Utah and raised in Utah and Kentucky. He and his wife Julie are the parents of six children. Devin owns various real estate companies.
George Durrant is the author of more than 20 books, including the bestsellers Love at Home—Starring Father and Don’t Forget the Star. He taught religion at Brigham Young University and worked in many capacities for the LDS Church Education System. He also served as director of Priesthood Genealogy for the LDS Church. His education includes a B.S. degree in Art from BYU, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from BYU and an EdD degree in Educational Administration from BYU. George was born and raised in American Fork, Utah and is married to the former Marilyn Burnham. He is the father of eight children and grandfather of 32 and counting.