Eric Devendorf gives his Syracuse diploma to his mother

Former Syracuse guard Eric Devendorf may have left school to turn pro in 2009, but he still remembered the importance of completing his degree and at long last, has done just that. In an added token of excellence, Devendorf took to Twitter and showed a picture of his mother holding his diploma from the university.

Been waiting 2 do this for awhile now! Moms couldn't be any happier which makes it even better @SyracuseU #diploma pic.twitter.com/CbuZdpx8zb

— Eric Devendorf (@edeven23) August 14, 2015

In four years with the Orange, Devendorf averaged 14.5 points per game and shot 44 percent from the field while also making 38 percent of his threes. He currently plays for the Super City Rangers of the New Zealand National Basketball League.

The fact that Devendorf remained committed to completing his degree despite spending a majority of his professional career overseas is beyond admirable, as many players often put that on the backburner upon turning professional and sometimes don’t even complete it at all. Moreover, the fact that he gave his diploma to his mother as a token of appreciation for all she has done for him in his life makes the gesture all the more nice.

Campus Sports sends its congratulations to Devendorf and his family.

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