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Full Name: Ruben Enrique Douglas
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-4 (2.16 m)/ 195 (108.9 kg)
Birthdate: October 30, 1979 (Pasadena, Calif.)
High School: Bellarmine-Jefferson HS (Altadena, Calif.)
College: New Mexico

Three-point field goals: 1998-99 29-for-87 (333).

New Mexico
Three-point field goals: 2000-01, 58-for-143 (.406); 2001-02, 66-for-147 (.449); 2002-03, 94-for-238 (.395). Totals: 247-for-625 (.395).

Career Highlights: Led the nation in scoring (28.0 ppg, rounded up from 27.964) as a senior, winning the title by a single point over Henry Domercant of Eastern Illinois (27.931 ppg). If Douglas had scored one less point or Domercant one more, the scoring title would have changed hands. Named Honorable Mention All-America by AP as a senior. Also named Mountain West Conference Player of the Year. Earned All-MWC First Team honors for second straight season as a senior. Ranks fifth at New Mexico in scoring with 1,782 points in less than three full seasons. Scored 20 or more in 31 of last 34 games. Reached 30 points 15 times, including seven of last 12. The fifth Lobo to lead the team in scoring three times (joining Toby Royal, Francis Grant, ABA legend Mel Daniels and current NBA player Charles Smith of the Portland Trail Blazers). Set records for Mountain West Conference career and single season scoring. Transferred from Arizona during 1999 fall term after solid freshman campaign.

Senior (2002-03): His 783 points is the second best single-season total at UNM, one point shy of Kenny Page’s record set in 1980. Averaged 32.1 points and 7.2 rebounds in conference games. Scored 40 or more points three times and topped 30 points 11 times. Recorded three consecutive points/rebounds double-doubles against UNLV, San Diego State and Utah. Posted season-high 43 points twice, vs. Wyoming and San Diego State.

Junior (2001-02): Averaged conference-leading 18.1 points. Led the team in scoring 16 times. Averaged 27.3 points and hit 22 of 38 (57.9%) three-point attempts in final six games of the season. Nailed a career-high nine three-pointers vs. Pacific.

Sophomore (2000-01): Second team All-MWC selection in his first season at New Mexico. Sat out first six games of the season due to 1999 fall semester transfer from Arizona. Averaged a team-high 16.3 points, fifth best in the MWC. Averaged 19.2 points over final six games of the season.

Freshman (1998-99): Started 14 games as a true freshman at Arizona. Scored 19 points vs. Southern California and 17 points against California. Scored in double figures four times over final five games of season.

Strengths: Versatile scorer with great range who can get to the basket. He shot nearly 11 free throws per game this year.

Personal: Majored in mass communication and journalism.