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Prospect Profile: Doug McDermott

"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

Collegiate Career

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

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