Bixby’s Devin Crites – Mazzio’s Athlete of the Year Scholarship Nominee

Last season Bixby High School’s Devin Crites played through much of the season in extreme pain. What no one knew was the 6-foot-6 junior was playing with a hip impingement that was damaging his cartilage and labrum. He finished the season last year and rehabbed hard after having double hip orthoscopic surgery. Crites was forced to miss AAU season, but Crites has been offered to play at Central College in Pella, IA. The senior is back on the court for the Spartans and is a key component on the team. Crites carries a 3.4 weighted GPA and is a legion leader with some of his classmates rallying students at pep assemblies and football games. He also spends time with youth players and runs the clock and scoreboard for Bixby/INBC Whitey Ford basketball.