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Devontae Cacok

School

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Position
Forward
Major
Communication Studies

Classroom

Devontae Cacok is majoring in communication studies and minoring in health. According to his academic coordinator, Cacok’s professors really enjoy him as a student and always provide positive feedback on his academic performance.

Character

Cacok is one the finest student-athletes UNCW has produced in any sport. He has achieved many accolades while assisting his mother in her fight against cancer.

“Devontae is a great leader by example for our team and in the community. He is a quiet and humble young man who has gotten to this point in his playing career because of tireless work. He does a great job in the classroom and has been coachable every day on the court. He is a role model for the youth and accepts the role by speaking at various schools. He always has a smile when approached by fans, and we are proud that he is the face of our program.” - Head Coach C.B. McGrath

Community

Cacok is a regular speaker at local elementary schools. He is was the keynote speaker at Eaton Elementary School’s sixth grade graduation in May 2018.

Competition

Cacok is a first-team Mid-Major Preseason selection by NBC Sports, a preseason first-team All-CAA pick by Blue Ribbon Sports and a preseason first-team All-CAA selection. Last season, he was a first-team All-CAA selection after averaging a double-double of 17.7 points and 13.5 rebounds, recording 22 double-doubles. Cacok led all D-I players in rebounds per game in 2017-18 and in field goal percentage (.800) in 2016-17. He is one of only four players in NCAA history to lead nation in two separate categories. Cacok is also a two-time All-CAA Defensive Team selection while setting the UNCW single-season rebounding record in his junior year. He scored a career-high 35 points at East Carolina on Nov. 30, 2017.