Douglas Richard McDermott was born in 1992 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He is the son of Greg and Theresa McDermott. McDermott played high school ball at Ames HS in Iowa, where he was teammates with fellow NBA veteran Harrison Barnes. McDermott helped lead Ames HS to back-to-back state titles. McDermott majored in marketing while playing his collegiate ball at Creighton, where his father was the head coach. McDermott loves to play golf and enjoys traveling. Follow McDermott on Twitter (@dougmcd3) and Instagram (@dougmcd03). One of collegiate basketball's transcendent talents, Doug McDermott spent four years (2010-14) at Creighton and dominated opponents with a shot that bordered on automatic. McDermott started all 39 games he played in as a freshman, averaging 14.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest. Those numbers made McDermott the first freshman since Wichita State's Cleo Littleton to be named First Team All-MVC and his 581 points were the most by a newcomer in Blue Jay history. McDermott launched himself into stardom as a sophomore, when he scored 22.9 points and collected 8.2 rebounds per game, capturing the CollegeInsider.com Lute Olson National Player of the Year award. McDermott was the first Creighton player ever to be named First Team All-American by Associated Press, USBWA, NABC and ESPN.com. He was even better as a junior, averaging a shade over 23 points per game for the Blue Jays, becoming the eighth player in league history to repeat as Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year. McDermott's numbers made him a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, as well as the Wooden and Naismith awards. McDermott's best year came as a senior, after Creighton made the move to the Big East Conference. He averaged 26.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.7 three-pointers per game, capturing both the Naismith and Wooden Awards for collegiate player of the year and repeating as Creigthon's Male Athlete of the Year. That season, McDermott led the nation in points, points per 40 minutes and points per game, and was named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press, NABC, USBWA, Sporting News and NBCSports.com.