Hutchinson CC Sports Information
One of the most-coveted junior college recruits in the class of 2018 made the announcement where he will play next season on Monday as Hutchinson Community College sophomore Devonte Bandoo chose Baylor University.
Bandoo made the announcement on Monday morning at the Blue Dragon Athletic Office in the Sports Arena in front of a media gathering. Several schools, including South Carolina and Kansas State, were also working to sign the Blue Dragon sophomore guard from Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
Bandoo had a memorable two seasons with Hutchinson, which was highlighted by the Blue Dragons winning the 2017 NJCAA National Championship. Bandoo also played on one Jayhawk Conference championship team and two NJCAA National Tournament-qualifying teams.
Bandoo is the fifth of seven Blue Dragon sophomores to sign letters of intent for next season. J.J. Rhymes will play next year at Grand Canyon University, Rob Whitfield at Missouri-Kansas City, Kai Mitchell at Sam Houston State and Sal Nuhu at Portland State.
Bandoo scored 1,072 career points, which ranks 14th on the Blue Dragon career scoring list. He is the 18th Blue Dragon player to reach the 1,000-point mark for a career.
A 51.0 percent career shooter, Bandoo averaged 16.7 points per game as a sophomore after averaging 13.2 points per game as a freshman.
Bandoo, who will be known for his dazzling dunks and dagger 3-pointers, finished his career with 99 3-pointers, which is 13th all time. His 38.9 percent from 3-point range ties Kab Kazadi (1996-97) for eighth on the career chart. Bandoo nailed 65 3-pointers this past season, shooting 43.9 percent from distance. From January 10 through the end of the season, Bandoo shot nearly 56 percent from 3-point range.
His career high was 26 points at Independence on January 10, 2018. He had a career-best 10 rebounds, hit five 3-pointers twice and had two six-assist games.
Bandoo becomes the first Blue Dragon to sign with Baylor University.