Doug McDermottHt/Wt: 6' 8" / 223 lbs
2014 Draft Profile - Doug McDermottDoug McDermott, well what can we say that hasn't already been said about this guy. He is a player that scores from inside, outside and everywhere in between. Doug is #5 all time in NCAA Div 1 scoring with 3150 points. He was honored with the 2014 Naismith and Wooden Awards, and was the Big East player of the year in 2014 too. He also led the nation in scoring with almost 27 pts per contest.
So how will his game translate in the NBA? And who can he be compared too?
In the Association Doug will use his 6 ft 8 in and 225 lb frame to make room for nice little 10-17 foot jumpers. As screens are set he will get open for even more shots and use is strength to drive the lane. He is not as quick and explosive as other small forwards in the draft, however he is very skilled and gifted. He is perhaps similar to Josh Smith and Paul Pierce. All three score from all over the court and have similar body types and style of play. Of course Doug has a long way to go before he potentially measures up to those two, but he will get stronger and put on more muscle over the years.
Player profile submitted by: Tom Spencer - April 14th
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