Cody Demps

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Cody Demps
Free agent
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Born (1993-12-02) December 2, 1993 (age 25)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolPleasant Grove
(Elk Grove, California)
CollegeSacramento State (2012–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2017–present
Career history
20172019Reno Bighorns / Stockton Kings

Cody Demps (born December 2, 1993) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball at Sacramento State.

Early life and high school[edit]

Demps grew up in the Sacramento suburb of Elk Grove, California and attended Pleasant Grove High School, he was a two-sport star for the Eagles as a forward in basketball and in football as Pleasant Grove's starting quarterback. As a senior, Demps 67 percent of his passes for 1,794 yards and 22 touchdowns and was named the Delta River League's co-Offensive Player of the Year.[1] In basketball, Demps also averaged 15.6 points per game and was named first team All-Metro by the Sacramento Bee.[2]

College career[edit]

Demps played four seasons for the Sacramento State Hornets, starting his final three years, he averaged 12 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game in his senior season. He finished his collegiate basketball career tied for fourth in school history in starts (86), fifth in games (114) played, and seventh in assists (286).[3] After finishing two classes short of graduating after his senior year, Demps walked-on to the Hornets football team as a wide receiver while completing his degree in the fall of 2016.[1] In his only season playing college football, Demps caught 15 passes for 158 yards.[4]

Professional[edit]

Reno Bighorns/Stockton Kings[edit]

Demps signed with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA G League on October 30, 2017 following a successful tryout.[5] In his first professional season, Demps averaged averaged 7.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Following the season, Demps played for the Sacramento Kings Summer League team,[6] he returned to the team, now the Stockton Kings, for a second season.[7] He averaged 11.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.1 steals in 50 games (42 starts) during the regular season.[8]

Sacramento Kings[edit]

Demps was signed by the Sacramento Kings to a 10-day contract on March 22, 2019;[9] the Kings assigned him back to Stockton the next day.[10] He was recalled back to the active roster after Stockton was eliminated in the G League playoffs but did not play in an NBA game before his 10 day contract expired. Following the end of the season, Demps was invited to participate in the 2019 G-League Elite Camp along with other top G League players and college prospects.[11]

Personal[edit]

Demps' father, Chris Demps, played defensive end for Sacramento State's football team.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Furillo, Andy (April 17, 2016). "Sac State's Cody Demps switches back to football". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Paterson, Bill (February 10, 2015). "Sac State, UC Davis stoppers do much more amid historic success". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Hernandez, Raul (October 29, 2017). "Former Sac State guard invited to NBA G League training camp". The State Hornet. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Hull, John (January 4, 2017). "Top Ten Stories of 2016: Regional Champions and a few almosts". EGCitizen.com. The Elk Grove Citizen. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  5. ^ Egel, Benjy (October 30, 2017). "Sac State alum Cody Demps signs with Kings' minor league affiliate". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  6. ^ Harris, Noel (July 5, 2018). "As California Classic ends, 2 more local players will go with the Kings to Las Vegas". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  7. ^ Highfill, Bob (December 1, 2018). "G-Kings' Cody Demps lets his play do the talking". The Record. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  8. ^ "Kings Sign Sac State Grad Cody Demps To 10-Day Contract". Sacramento.CBSLocal.com. KOVR. March 22, 2019. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  9. ^ Adams, Luke (March 22, 2019). "Cody Demps: Inks deal with Sacramento". HoopsRumors.com. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  10. ^ "Kings' Cody Demps: Sent to G League". RotoWire.com. CBS Sports. March 23, 2019. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  11. ^ "Cody Demps and Matt Jones Join the 2019 G-League Elite Camp". Stockton.GLeague.NBA.com. May 10, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2019.

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