Devon Smith  was a star athlete at Delphi, High School in Indiana before going to Western Michigan University where he was an outstanding playmaking guard on basketball teams that were 39-12. Smith also was a member of three state intercollegiate championship tennis teams. After graduation, Smith became a high school teacher and coach. On weekends, Smith played AAU and independent basketball  with some of the top Midwest  teams, including the powerful South Bend Bendix Brakes. In the spring of 1942, Smith was hired  by Fleetwing Aircraft in Bristol, Pennsylvania,  Smith played basketball for the company team, one of the best industrial basketball teams in the East.  Smith also played major league basketball for two seasons with Trenton in the American Basketball League.


DEVON SMITH Height: 6:01 Weight: 175 College: Western Michigan’37
Irwin Devon Smith Born:  Jul 7, 1914 Died:   Feb 3, 1979 Hometown: Delphi, In.
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1933-34 Western Michigan (Frosh) College
1934-35 Western Michigan College
1935-36 Western Michigan College
1936-37 Western Michigan College
1937-38 Three Oaks All Stars AAU
1938-39 South Bend Bendex Brakes AAU
1939-40 St.Joseph’s All-Stars AAU
1940-41 Dowagiac Sinclair Oils INdep
1942-43 Bristol Fleetwings Indep
1943-44 Bristol Fleetwings Indep
1943-44 Trenton ABL 16 8 2 18 1.1
1944-45 Trenton ABL 20 9 6 24 1.2
1946-47 Allentown EBL 12 13 10 36 3.0
Major League Totals 36 17 8 42 1.2
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