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Arizona transfer Devonaire Doutrive shining since becoming eligible at Boise State

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Before Thursday night’s blowout, the last time the Arizona Wildcats won at Oregon State, in 2019, it was a last-second putback by then-freshman Devonaire Doutrive that put the UA on a 3-game win streak.

Doutrive would only play in six more games for Arizona, as he was dismissed from the program in November 2019. He transferred to Boise State, and after sitting out more than a year while awaiting eligibility, Doutrive is making the most of his new opportunity.

The 6-foot-5 guard has scored 38 points off the bench in the past two games, including 17 on Wednesday as Boise completed a road sweep at Wyoming. The Broncos have won 12 in a row since a season-opening loss at Houston and are 8-0 in Mountain West play for the first time in school history.

Doutrive’s emergence—he’s averaging 12.5 points over four games, shooting 52.9 percent overall and 42.9 percent from 3-point range—came at the perfect time for the Broncos, since another former UA player (wing Emmanuel Akot) has missed the past three games with an Achilles injury.

A member of Arizona’s 2018 recruiting class, Doutrive averaged 3.3 points in 11 minutes per game as a freshman. He announced his transfer in May 2019, only to change his mind a week later, then was suspended for the first two games of the 2019-20 season for violating team rules.

Doutrive scored 19 points in three games after his suspension was lifted, including a career-best 12 in his season debut, but was dismissed from the program on Nov. 22 for team rules violations.