NHR Top 100: #35 Doug McDermott, SF, Creighton

31 Oct

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 35 – Doug McDermott, SF, Soph., Creighton

There are a couple of mid-major darlings out there to start the season and one of the best is Creighton. Several key pieces are back, including McDermott. The 6-foot-8 wing was one of the most productive freshmen in America last year.

McDermott lead Creighton in scoring and rebounding. He’s a fine shooter with size and an underrated passer. He may not have had the kind of success he had last year if it were not for injuries that plagued the Bluejays roster. Ethan Wragge and Casey Harriman both went down and McDermott stepped right in.

From there, he just kept getting better and better. His dad and coach, Greg, told me that’s where he was the most impressed with Doug last yaer.

“Doug’s consistency is where he impacted our team the most that in itself is rare for a freshman in college basketball. Oftentimes you see players that are capable of having moments during their freshman career where they shine,” Greg McDermott said. “To do that on a consistent basis is a rare thing. Doug was great in that regard.”

That consistency is only better now that he has a year under his belt.

Creighton. Remember them. Sweet 16 potential? Maybe. Let’s just say that in the right match-up, McDermott and the Creighton crew could have you smiling at the end of March.

2010-2011 STATS: 14.9 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.2 apg, 2.2 TO, 52.5% FG, 40.5% 3PT

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