Doug Richard McDermott (born January 3, 1992) is an American college basketball player, currently a senior at Creighton University. He also was named to the team that represented the United States in the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. He is the son of his coach at Creighton, Greg McDermott.
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McDermott, a 6'8" 225 pound forward, played high school basketball at Ames High School in Ames, Iowa alongside high school All-American Harrison Barnes. Ames won 53 consecutive games during McDermott's and Barnes' junior and senior seasons and won consecutive Iowa state titles. As a senior, McDermott averaged 20.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game and was named first team All-State.
Originally, McDermott signed a National Letter of Intent to play with Northern Iowa, but after his father moved from coaching Iowa State University to Creighton, he was released from his commitment in order to play for him in college.
As a freshman in 2010-11, McDermott averaged 14.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game as he started all 39 games for the Bluejays. McDermott set a Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) record for points by a freshman (581) and was named conference freshman and newcomer of the year. McDermott also became the first player to earn first team all-conference honors as a freshman since Cleo Littleton of Wichita State in 1954. McDermott led the Bluejays to the 2011 College Basketball Invitational, where they made it to the best of three final series, ultimately losing to Oregon.
Prior to his sophomore season, McDermott was named to the preseason watch lists for the Wooden Award and Naismith Award.
As a sophomore, McDermott was one of five men named first team All-America for the 2011-2012 Season. McDermott is Creighton's first player honored by the NABC on its first-team All-America squad. McDermott also was named the Larry Bird Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, the first Creighton player since Kyle Korver in 2002 and 2003. McDermott finished his 2011-2012 season averaging 22.9 points per game, a figure that ranked third nationally. His 801 points, 307 field goals and 48.6 percent shooting accuracy from three-point range were all school records for a single-season. Creighton finished 29-6 and advanced to the third-round of the NCAA Tournament. On March 26, 2012, Doug McDermott was named a first-team AP All American.
On April 25, 2013, McDermott announced he would be returning to Creighton for his senior season and would not be entering the 2013 NBA Draft. That July, he relinquished his scholarship and became a walk-on for his final season at Creighton. This came about after the NCAA had granted senior guard Grant Gibbs, who had missed full seasons at both Gonzaga and Creighton with injuries, a rare sixth year of eligibility, putting Creighton over the NCAA's limit of 13 scholarships in the 2013-14 season.
Following the close of his freshman year at Creighton, McDermott was selected to the U. S. team sent to Riga, Latvia for the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. McDermott started all nine matches and averaged 11.3 points per game on .501 shooting and 6.1 rebounds per contest, good for third on the team in both categories. The United States finished 7-2, good for fifth in the tournament.
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