Prospect Profile: Doug McDermott

In-depth look at the draft prospect out of Creighton
by Emily Wade
Nuggets.com

"For me it's all about going to the right team and the right style, the right coaching staff where I can really thrive," McDermott said.


Basics

Height Weight Wingspan Position College Hometown
6'8" 225 6'9.25" Forward Creighton Ames, Iowa

Collegiate Career

Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2010-11 39 29.1 220 419 .525 94 126 .746 7.2 1.2 0.3 0.1 581 14.9
2011-12 35 31.9 307 511 .601 133 167 .796 8.2 1.1 0.2 0.1 801 22.9
2012-13 36 31.6 284 518 .548 189 216 .875 7.7 1.6 0.2 0.1 834 23.2
2013-14 35 33.7 330 627 .526 178 206 .864 7.0 1.6 0.2 0.1 934 26.7
Totals 145 31.5 1141 2075 .550 594 715 .831 7.5 1.3 0.2 0.1 3150 21.7

Three-point field goals: 2010-11, 47-for-116(.405); 2011-12, 54-for-111(.486); 2012-13, 77-for-157 (.490); 2013-14, 96-for-214 (.449). Totals: 274-for-598(.458).


Accolades

  • Earned 13 Player of the Year honors, including Big East, Associated Press, The Naismith Trophy, The USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy, the John R. Wooden Award and Lute Olson Award.
  • Finished his college career as one of only three men in NCAA history with 3,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.
  • Ranks fifth all-time in the NCAA with 3,150 career points.
  • Earned First Team All-America honors for three-straight years from Associated Press, Wooden, and USBWA.
  • Led the nation in scoring average (26.7) and total points (934) his senior year.

Strengths

Offensive instincts, footwork and fundamentals as a scorer are elite. Superb outside shooter with a quick release. Has a nose for the ball. Knows how to find seams in the defense. High basketball I.Q.


Quotes

"At worst, McDermott will be a stretch-the-floor forward who bangs 3-pointers every night. At best, he can become an All-Star, and I'm not ruling the latter out"

Gary Parrish, CBS Sports College Basketball Insider

"Has the tools on O to play in the NBA but probably lacks the athleticism to ever consistently be a starter. Can easily see him earning a paycheck for 10 years in the pros."

Matt Norlander, CBS Sports College Basketball Insider

"McDermott is trying to sell himself as a small forward to NBA teams, and given his measurements, he might have to. Those athletic numbers will go a long way to show he has the quickness and pop to guard that position."

Chad Ford, ESPN NBA Insider


Projections

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