2012-13 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Devota Abron made a successful first-year transition into TCU's program, seeing action in all 32 games with 15 starts as a sophomore ... led the Horned Frogs in blocked shots and field-goal percentage, ranked No. 2 on the team in rebounding and was No. 4 in both scoring and steals ... finished the season tied for 11th in the Big 12 in rebounding, including No. 6 on the offensive end of the court ... led TCU six times in scoring (third on the team) and eight times in boards (second) ... scored in double figures 12 times and pulled down five or more boards in 20 games, including three efforts with 10 or more ... his season overall shooting rate of 53.0 percent finished just outside the top-10 campaigns in program history ... made his TCU debut during the season opener vs. Cal Poly (Nov. 9) ... scored in double figures for the first time as a Frog with 10 points against Prairie View A&M (Nov. 18) while adding a pair of blocked shots and eight rebounds ... collected his first career double-double against Navy (Nov. 20) with 13 points and pulling down 12 rebounds, his fifth career game with 10 or more boards ... also led the Frogs in scoring (12) and rebounds (eight) vs. Northwestern (Nov. 23) ... set what was then a career high with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting against Southern Utah (Nov. 29), his fourth double-digit scoring effort in five games ... led TCU with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting in the Big 12 opener against Texas Tech (Jan. 5) ... also tallied a career-high four blocks against the Red Raiders ... was one of two Frogs to score in double digits with 10 points at Baylor (Jan. 12) ... tied for the team scoring lead with 10 points during the home loss to Iowa State (Jan. 19) and added two steals ... totaled 21 minutes of action during the home win over No. 5 Kansas (Feb. 6), compiling six points, four boards and two assists while going a perfect 4-for-4 at the free-throw line ... led the Frogs in both scoring (12) and rebounds (nine) during the road setback at Oklahoma (Feb. 11) ... pulled down 11 rebounds while adding seven points against Texas (Feb. 19) ... poured in a career-best 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting at No. 9 Kansas (Feb. 23) while and also leading the Frogs with nine rebounds ... had back-to-back games with double figures scoring for just the second time during the year with 12 points against No. 15 Oklahoma State (Feb. 27) ... also led the Frogs with nine boards and set a career high with eight free throws ... eclipsed the 10-point mark for the third-straight game with 16 points at Texas Tech (March 2) ... went to free throw line a personal-best 12 times, making eight ... recorded his career-high fourth-straight game in double figures with 10 points at No. 9 Kansas State (March 5) ... also pulled down eight rebounds, including six on the offensive end, during the game ... finished the season with the seventh double-rebound performance of his career with 11 boards to go with nine points during the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship opening-round loss to Texas (March 13).
2011-12 | FRESHMAN SEASON (AT ARKANSAS)
Abron saw extensive action as a true freshman at Arkansas, appearing in all 32 games for the Razorbacks and making 22 starts for a squad that posted an 18-14 overall record ... averaged 5.7 points per game, which ranked seventh on the tream, while leading Arkansas in rebounding average at 4.2 boards in just over 16 minutes per contest ... paced the squad in rebounding six times while reaching double figures in boards on four occasions ... set his career rebounding high with 16 boards, including 12 on the offensive glass, during a Dec. 3 road matchup at UConn ... set his career scoring high with 13 points Nov. 30 against Mississippi Valley State, one of five games in which he reached double figures ... made his first start in his fourth career game.
PREP CAREER Abron was one of the nation's top-recruited big men as a senior in 2011 out of Dallas' Seagoville High School ... a third-team Parade All-American as a senior ... Most Outstanding Player of the North-South All-Star game at TCU's Daniel-Meyer Coliseum hosted by the Texas High School Coaches Association ... averaged 24.8 points and 9.4 rebounds as a senior ... was the leading scorer and rebounder in district 4A as a junior and earned Offensive Player of the Year honors ... three-time all-district selection ... scored 50 points in a game against North Dallas as a sophomore ... took his team to two state playoffs ... led his AAU Dallas Mustangs team to various tournament titles including the Real Deal in the Rock ... rated the nation's No. 108 overall recruit and No. 21 power forward by Rivals.com.
OFF THE COURT Abron is the son of Ronald and Sylvia Cooper ... has two brothers, Quinton and Brandon ... is an arts and sciences pre-major.
CAREER HIGHS Points: 18 (2/23/13 at Kansas) Rebounds: 16 (12/3/11 at UConn) Field Goals: 7, 2x (last 2/23/13 at Kansas) Field Goal Attempts: 12 (12/3/11 at UConn) 3-Pointers: None 3-Point Attempts: 1 (12/10/11 vs. Oklahoma) Free Throws: 8, 2x (last 3/2/13 at Texas Tech) Free Throw Attempts: 12 (3/2/13 at Texas Tech) Assists: 3 (11/30/11 at Miss. Valley State) Blocked Shots: 4 (1/5/12 vs. Texas Tech) Steals: 3, 2x (last 1/21/12 vs. Michigan) Minutes: 34 (12/3/11 at UConn)