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2014 NBA Draft Player Profile: Doug McDermott

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Doug McDermott
Creighton – Senior (Born 1992)
Small Forward
6’8″ 218 lbs


College Accolades:

Consensus National Player of the Year (2014)
Consensus First Team All-American (2012, 2013, 2014)
Big East Player of the Year (2014)
First Team All-Big East (2014)
MVC Player of the Year (2012, 2013)
MVC Tournament MVP (2012, 2013)
First Team All-MVC (2011, 2012, 2013)


The Good:

– a scoring machine
– also very efficient scorer
– incredible shooter from all parts of the floor
– deadly outside shooter
– great Nowitzki-esque fadeaway jumper
– very experienced
– good basketball IQ (coach’s son)
– can take his man off the dribble
– physically strong
– dominated in a major conference his senior season
– great foul shooter
– good rebounder at both ends of the floor
– hustles & works hard

The Bad:

– tweener – can he play small forward in the NBA?
– not a good defender
– not an off-the-charts athlete
– limited upside


The Video Proof:

NBA Comparison: 

Wally SzczerbiakMatt HarpringAdam Morrison


The Skinny:

Doug McDermott seems destined to become a player known more for his collegiate prowess than his NBA’s.  Whether he ends up at the high end of our NBA comparisons for him (Wally S) or low end (El Mustache) is the gamble the team drafting him will have to make.


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