Prospect Profile: Doug McDermott
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Prospect Profile: Doug McDermott

Comprehensive look at NBA Draft Prospect Doug McDermott.

About:

Birthplace Birthdate Height Weight Position
Ames, IA January 1, 1992 6'8" 218lbs F

Draft Predictions:

Draft Express NBADraft.net Hoops Hype NBA Draft Insider Chad Ford's Big Board
8 8 8 15 12

NBA Combine Stats:

Lane Agility Shuttle Run 3-Quarter Sprint Standing Vertical Max Vertical
11.10 Seconds (Rank: T-15) 3.15 Seconds (T-38) 3.29 Seconds (30) 28.5" (T-38) 36.5" (T-18)

Stats Courtesy NBA.com


Senior Collegiate Stats:

School Year MPG PPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG TPG
Creighton Senior 33.7 26.7 52.6 44.9 86.4 7.0 1.6 0.2 1.8

Stats Courtesy ESPN.com

Highlight Moment:

En route to consensus National Player of the Year honors, McDermott averaged 26.7 points and 7 boards per game in 2013-14. Although the senior posted 12 30-point games and one forty-point outing in his final year at Creighton, his 30-point, 12-rebound contest against Louisiana-Lafayette in the NCAA Tournament opener was by far his best all-around game. In all, McDermott finished his career ranked fifth in NCAA history with 3,150 points as he broke numerous school records.

Stats Courtesy NCAA.com


Quotes:

“McDermott is the best player in college basketball. And really, it's not even close. He's an offensive Michelangelo, lethal from the perimeter – he's shooting 44 percent from three-point range, the fourth straight season he has shot 40 percent or better from beyond the arc – with a knack for finding open spaces. A coach's son, McDermott sees the game in slow motion, moving without the ball, analyzing plays as they are happening, taking advantage of every angle. Against [Villanova] – a team that was victimized by McDermott a few weeks earlier, a team that game planned specifically to control him – McDermott connected on 13 of 17 field goal attempts, including 4-of-6 from three-point range [for 39 points].” – Chris Mannix, SI.com

“McBuckets had himself the kind of start to the tournament you want, dropping 30 on Louisiana LaFayette and doing so on 13-23 shooting with 12 rebounds to boot. The standard [comparison] for McDermott is a slightly bigger Kyle Korver. But here's another [comparison]: a smaller Ryan Anderson, one you can truly play at small forward but who can help you on the boards. Korver is 6-7, McDermott 6-8, and Anderson 6-10. McDermott's probably not going to be dropping double doubles or racking up the rebound rate like Anderson, but he also could play in big lineups at small forward or a small lineup at power forward. There's some flexibility with Dougy McD that has been noticeably absent from other elite college shooters." - Matt Moore, CBSSports.com

“He stayed in school because he wanted to experience life as a senior, walked into a 2013-14 of tougher competition, slow-played his NBA decision right into a much deeper draft that could have meant a hit to his stock ... and soared up the boards. About a month before the June 26 selections, McDermott, projected for the second half of the first round if he had come out a year ago, now could go as high as No. 8 to the Kings or No. 9 to the Hornets, teams that need to improve their perimeter scoring.” - Scott Howard-Cooper NBA.com


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