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Bixby's Christina Devers draws motivation from getting cut

SUPER 5 GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM — Christina Devers says she got nixed from a few teams when she was younger. Now a senior, Devers helped lift the Spartans into the 6A championship game and averaged 20.1 points.
by Ryan Aber Published: April 13, 2013
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photo - Christina Devers, Bixby High School girls basketball player and member of Girls Super 5, poses for a photo at the OPUBCO studio in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Christina Devers, Bixby High School girls basketball player and member of Girls Super 5, poses for a photo at the OPUBCO studio in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Bixby's Christina Devers always thought she had the potential to be a really good basketball player.

Others might not have been quite as quick to catch on.

“I was kicked off a few teams when I was younger for not being very talented or very good,” Devers said. “Ever since then, I've been motivated.”

Now a senior, Devers helped lift the Spartans into the 6A championship game and averaged 20.1 points. Now, she's an Oklahoman Super 5 player.

“I realized a long time ago that I could do something like that,” Devers said. “But it took me to wake up and decide to do something about it as far as working hard and being in the gym and doing what I had to do to become a better player.

“Since I got cut from those teams, it was just basketball, basketball, basketball.”

That drive continued even into this year.

She spent hours in the gym during the summer working on her outside shot.

“It wasn't too good to being with,” she said. “It made people have to be true defending me.”

The added dimension certainly paid off during the state tournament, especially in the second round. She hit a pair of 3-pointers in the opening minutes and went on to score 31 in a 52-46 win over Tulsa Union.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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