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Eric Devendorf is the Calming Influence You Need in Your Life

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The former Bad Boy of Syracuse Basketball is now The Bad Boy of Calming Mindfulness.

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We had it all wrong, you guys.

When Eric Devendorf launched himself onto a table following what he thought was a game-winning shot to defeat UConn in the infamous Six Overtime game, he didn't want to be showy or taunting or even celebrate.

He just wanted to be a little closer to Source.

The former Syracuse Orange and current Boeheim's Army player is helping his teammates prepare for the grueling TBT schedule ahead in the least intense way possible: Meditation.

"It puts me in a calm state of mind," Devendorf said. "It lessens the stress of everyday things. Less anxiety. Just being able to know what's going on in your head and being OK with it. Just accepting the things that are good and bad and not putting a label on that stuff."

Like any good guru, Devo simply makes the suggestion but he's not here for a sales pitch.

"I'm happy to be able to introduce people to it," Devendorf said. "It's up to them to continue with it. If they do, good. If not, that's cool, too."

Devo's a guy who has been through a lot, earning himself a bit of a reputation in some circles (especially opposing team ones). As you get older, you realize that you'll take moments of calmness and happiness where you can find them. Sounds like Devo is finding those moments.

But most importantly, how's his tree pose looking?

Boeheim's Army kicks off TBT play with a game against NYCSuperstars this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.