When Devon Casey says he looks to pass first, he’s not joking. And it’s not like he’s got a bad shot, either. This summer for the Victoria Junior Shamrocks, he buried 22 of the 95 shots he took, which translates to a robust shooting percentage of better than 22%. But while he’s proud of the way he can finish, the right-hander out of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, sees himself primarily as a set-up man and the career-best 65 assists in the regular season of 2013 help prove that. What’s more, in 45 career regular-season games with the ‘Rocks, Casey’s dished out 109 assists, about 2.5 per game. He’s clearly more interested in getting it started but isn’t afraid to finish, and it’s that approach he’s hoping is enough to impress National Lacrosse League brass at the Sept. 16 entry draft.
In his 45 career games in the regular season, Casey has carded 155 points (46 goals, 109 assists) and he’s also shown he can produce when the playoff pressure arrives. In 7 playoff games for his career, he’s got 16 points (5-11).
Consistency is a good word to describe his game and it’s something he takes great pride in. Now, he just wants a chance to put that game to work in the NLL.
From: Rocky Mountain House Alberta/Victoria BC
Junior A: Victoria Shamrocks
What do you feel your greatest asset is that would allow you to translate your game to the NLL? My play-making ability, game sense and hard working ethic.
One word to describe your game? Playmaker.
What role/position do you see yourself playing in the NLL? Offensive set up man and whatever role a coach gives me to play.
What current or former NLLer would you most closely compare or model your game after? Cory Conway and the way he can move the ball, get guys open and score some goals.
Your greatest accomplishment during your lacrosse career? Consistently being in the top 10 for points since I was in midget A.Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to RochesterSports.com.
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