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#3 Doug McDermott
Position: Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 220
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Ames, Iowa
High School: Ames
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Summer 2013: Team USA
• Was one of 12 players selected to represent USA Basketball at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.
• Named a captain on coach Bob McKillop’s team, McDermott led Team USA in scoring (14.1 ppg.), field goals (39), three-pointers (18), free throws (17), free-throw percentage (.895) and minutes (23.8 mpg.).
• His 14.9 ppg were highest by a US player at the Games since 2005 (Shelden Williams) and he joined Mitch Richmond (1987) as only American to ever lead a WUG team in field goals, three-pointers and free throws.
•Team finished 6-2 and took ninth of 24 teams.
• Received rave reviews as one of just two collegians (Marcus Smart) invited to USA Basketball Men’s National Team Mini-Camp, which also included 28 of the NBA’s rising stars in July.

2012-13: Junior at Creighton
• First Team All-American by the Associated Press, NABC, USBWA and Basketball Times and Second Team All-American by ESPN.com and Sporting News in 2012-13.
• A finalist for Oscar Robertson Trophy, Wooden Award and Naismith Award.
• Named Creighton’s Male Athlete of the Year.
• Set Creighton single-season and career records for points, field goals and three-point percentage.
• Became eighth player in MVC history to repeat as MVC Player of the Year, joining Junior Bridgeman, Larry Bird, Lewis Lloyd, Xavier McDaniel, Hersey Hawkins, Kyle Korver and Darren Brooks.
• Second player in MVC Tournament history to repeat as Most Outstanding Player award, joining Kyle Korver.
• Also earned his third First Team All-MVC accolade.
• First player in MVC history named Preseason Associated Press First Team All-American. Was second-leading vote-getter to Cody Zeller, getting 62-of-65 votes. Also preseason First Team All-American by Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com and Sporting News.
• First non-BCS player since UNLV’s Larry Johnson (1990, 1991) to be named First Team All-American by USBWA in consecutive years.
• Became Creighton’s all-time leading scorer in March 8 win vs. Drake and finished his MVC career ranked eighth in Valley history in scoring.
• Named to the Preseason Watch List for the Wooden and Naismith Awards, and named preseason National Player of the Year by ESPN’s Seth Greenberg, Jason King and Miles Simon, as well as Sports Illustrated’s Luke Winn, Pete Thamel and Andy Glockner.
• First MVC Preseason Player of the Year to earn the award at year’s end since Darren Brooks in 2004-05.
• Only men’s player in MVC history named Freshman of the Year (2010-11), Newcomer of the Year (2010-11), Player of the Year (2011-12 and 2012-13) and Tournament MVP (2011-12 and 2012-13).
• Nation’s only player with 39 points in multiple games in 2012-13.
• In 2012-13, led nation with 284 field goals, including 26 with left hand and 132 off the backboard.
• Owns CenturyLink Center Omaha record with 1,101 career points.
• Delivered 41-point masterpiece vs. Wichita State (March 2) in game that clinched MVC regular-season title, making 15-of-18 shots from field.
• Opened season with 21 points and 11 rebounds vs. North Texas (Nov. 9), earning MVC Player of the Week honors.
• Scored 18 points in first 12 minutes of eventual 80-51 rout of A-10 Conference favorite Saint Joseph’s (Dec. 1), finishing with 23 points.
• Named National Player of the Week by Dick Vitale and MVC Player of the Week after being named Las Vegas Invitational MVP when he averaged 29.5 ppg. and 8.5 rpg. in wins vs. Wisconsin and Arizona State (Nov. 25).
• ESPN.com Co-National Player of the Week on March 3rd.
• Scored 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting vs. Akron (Dec. 9), making 6-of-8 three-pointers.
• Followed Akron performance by pouring in 34 points in win at Cal (Dec. 15), becoming first Bluejay since 1990 with consecutive games of 30+ points.
• Dropped 39 points on Missouri State (Jan. 11), making 14 straight field goal attempts at one point and scoring CU’s first 18 points after halftime.
• Had 31 points vs. Northern Iowa (Jan. 15), including 21 after halftime in 79-68 win.
• Had 32 points and 11 rebounds in road win at Bradley (Feb. 27).
• Had 25 points, nine rebounds and made 6-of-7 three-pointers in MVC Tournament semifinal rout of Indiana State (March 9).
• Owned 21 points or more in seven straight games from Nov. 23-Dec. 15.
• Led MVC in scoring, second in three-point percentage and defensive rebounding, third in free-throw percentage and rebounding, fifth in three-pointers per game, sixth in field goal percentage and 10th in minutes played per game.
• Finished the year ranked fifth nationally among active players with 2,216 career points. Ranked second among active players in scoring average and in three-point percentage as well.
• Ranked first nationally field goals made (284), points scored (834), points per 40 minutes (29.3), second in points per game (23.2), 18th in free-throw percentage (.875) and 37th in field goal percentage (.548).
• Played fewer minutes per game than any of the other top 12 scorers in the country.
• Nation’s only player to average 20+ points on a ranked team.
• Nation’s only player that averaged 20 points per game while shooting 50 percent or better from the field.
• One of two players nationally to average 20 points and seven rebounds.
• Nation’s only player in the top 45 nationally in scoring to shoot 44 percent or better from three-point range.
• Averaged 25.7 points in nine games vs. top-50 RPI teams.
• Entered season as nation’s only returning First Team All-American and nation’s top returning scorer.
• Became first junior in MVC history to reach 2,000 career points at Evansville (Feb. 19), while joining Oscar Robertson and Larry Bird as MVC’s only players to reach 2,000 career points in first three seasons.
• Eight-time MVC Player of the Week in 2012-13 (11/12, 11/26, 12/10, 12/17, 1/14, 2/4, 2/18, 3/4), and his 13 career MVC Player of the Week honors rank second-most in league history, trailing only Hersey Hawkins (14).
• His eight MVC Player of the Week honors in one season were an MVC record.
• Named National Player of the Week on Dec. 17 by Seth Davis (CBS/Sports Illustrated) and the USBWA (Dec. 18).
• Named the nation’s No. 2 player, No. 2 big man and No. 22 shooter by CBSSports.com, the nation’s top shooter by ESPN.com and nation’s most clutch shooter by Sports Illustrated.
• Named ESPN’s National Player of the Month for December after leading the nation with 26.5 ppg. in the month.
• Named Midseason National Player of the Year by Dick Vitale, Andy Katz, Mike DeCourcy and Seth Davis.
• Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 List, Naismith Award Midseason Top 30 List, and one of 12 men on the Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List.
• Named Creighton’s Male Athlete of the Year.

2011-12: Sophomore at Creighton
• First CU player named First Team All-American by Associated Press, USBWA, NABC and ESPN.com. Also Second Team All-American by The Sporting News & CBSSports.com and All-American by John R. Wooden Award.
• Finalist for the Wooden and Naismith National Player of the Year Awards, and won the CollegeInsider.com Lute Olson National Player of the Year award.
• Named Midseason National Player of the Year by Jay Bilas, Doug Gottlieb, Len Elmore and Mike DeCourcy, as well as CollegeInsider.com.
• Joined Pete Maravich as only First Team AP All-American to be coached by his father.
• First sophomore in league history to be named MVC Player of the Year.
• Ranked first nationally in field goals made, third in scoring, seventh in field goal percentage, 75th in rebounds per game and 156th in free-throw percentage.
• Set CU single-season record with 801 points and 307 field goals, and tied Jimmy Motz’s record for three-point accuracy (.486).
• Joined Kevin Durant as nation’s only players since 1996-97 with 800+ points, 280+ rebounds and 50+ three-pointers in a season.
• Set CU record for points by a sophomore. His 801 points ranked third-most in MVC history by any sophomore, trailing only Oscar Robertson and Larry Bird.
• First Bluejay to average 20+ points/game since Bob Harstad in 1989-90.
• Owned 20 points or more in 10 straight games from Nov. 13-Dec. 22.
• First Bluejay since Benoit Benjamin in 1985 with four straight games of 25+ points (Nov. 16-30 and also Dec. 10-22).
• Had 31 points vs. Campbell (Nov. 25) while also grabbing 11 rebounds.
• Tied a Reynolds Center opponent record with 35 points at Tulsa (Dec. 19), making 16-of-23 shots.
• Had career-high 44 points in win at Bradley (Jan. 7), making 18-of-23 field goals and all five free throws. Total was sixth-most points in CU history, most in MVC since 1999 and the most in Peoria by Bradley opponent since Oscar Robertson (1960). It also marked the most points by any sophomore nationally since 2003.
• Named MVP of the Dale Howard Classic.
• Had 27 points and seven rebounds in win at UAB (Nov. 16), then added 25 points and nine rebounds vs. Iowa (Nov. 20), to help him earn MVC Player of the Week honors on Nov. 21. Also MVC Player of the Week on Nov. 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 9 and Feb. 20.
• Scored his 1,000th career point in his 57th game, a win vs. SIU (Jan. 15).
• Scored 30 points, including 12 of team’s last 16 points, at Drake on 10-14 shooting (Jan. 25).
• Set a BracketBusters record with 36 points while adding 11 rebounds in two-point win over Long Beach State (Feb. 18).
• Had 33 points in MVC Tourney final vs. Illinois St. (March 4), tied CU’s tourney record and were most in a final since event moved to St. Louis (1991).
• Had 11th double-double of year with 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. Alabama in NCAA Tournament victory (March 16).
• Had 20 points, nine rebounds vs. No. 4 North Carolina (March 18).
• Made 56 baskets with his left hand, and 174 field goals off the backboard.
• Also named MVC Tournament MVP, becoming the sixth player to win MVC Player of the Year and Tourney MVP honors in a career.
• In the MVC, led league in scoring, second in rebounding, double-doubles and three-point percentage, third in field goal percentage, offensive rebounding and defensive rebounding and fifth in minutes per game.
• Only MVC player to score in double figures every game and one of three men nationwide with 12 or more points in every game.
• Named National Player of the Week by Dick Vitale, Andy Katz and the USBWA on Dec. 26 after averaging 31.0 ppg., 7.0 rpg. in two wins.

Summer 2011: Bahamas Trip
• Averaged a team-high 24.3 points per game in 21.0 minutes per game.
• Had games of 27, 29, 26 and 15 points while also grabbing 18 rebounds in one tilt.

Summer 2011: U19 Team USA
• Was one of 12 players selected to represent USA Basketball at the U19 FIBA World Championships in Riga, Latvia.
• Team tied for best record in the event at 7-2 and earned fifth place, including wins over gold medalist Lithuania and silver medalist Serbia.
• Ranked third on team in scoring (11.3 ppg.) and rebounding (6.1 rpg.) while leading the club with 13 three-pointers made and 39.4 percent marksmanship from downtown.
• Started every game, leading team in scoring and rebounding twice each.

2010-11: Freshman at Creighton
• His 581 points were most by a freshman in MVC history and most by a newcomer in Creighton history.
• Became the first freshman to be named First Team All-MVC since Wichita State’s Cleo Littleton in 1952.
• Also named MVC Newcomer of the Year and MVC Freshman of the Year, just the sixth player to sweep both honors in league history.
• Third freshman nationally since 2002 with 525+ points, 270+ rebounds and 40+ three-pointers, joining Carmelo Anthony (Syracuse) and Kevin Durant (Texas).
• Named to USBWA Freshman All-America Second Team.
• Led the MVC with nine double-doubles.
• Ranked second in the MVC in rebounding, third in field goal percentage and defensive rebounds per game, fourth in scoring, fifth in offensive rebounds per game, sixth in three-point field goal percentage and 12th in free throw percentage.
• Named MVC Newcomer of the Week each of the first four weeks of the year, the first basketball player (men’s or women’s) in league history to earn any honor in four straight weeks.
• Also MVC Newcomer of the Week on Jan. 3, Jan. 24 and Jan. 31, setting a league-record with seven newcomer of the week awards.
• His 280 rebounds matched the most by any Bluejay since 1990-91.
• First Creighton freshman to start a season opener since Ryan Sears (1997).
• First Creighton freshman to open career with eight straight games of 10 or more points since Benoit Benjamin (1982-83).
• Turned in 16 points and seven rebounds in his debut vs. Alabama State (Nov. 12), the first Bluejay freshman since at least 1974-75 to reach both of those categories in debut.
• Had 20 points and 12 rebounds vs. No. 21 BYU (Dec. 1), becoming first Bluejay freshman with a double-double since Bob Harstad in 1988.
• Finished with 28 points and 10 rebounds in win over Drake (Jan. 1), the most points by a Creighton freshman since Ryan Sears in 1997.
• Had 19 points and career-high 17 rebounds at Bradley on Feb. 1 and 16 points and 16 rebounds at Akron (Feb. 19).
• Made his postseason debut with 26 points vs. San Jose State (March 15).
• Had season-high 31 points and 10 rebounds in nationally-televised CBI win over Davidson (March 21).
• Pulled down eight or more rebounds in nine straight games (Jan. 1-26), the program’s longest streak since Benoit Benjamin in 1984-85.
• Led team in rebounding in nine straight games (Jan. 9-Feb. 5), program’s longest streak since 1984-85 (Benoit Benjamin).
• Made 64 field goals off the glass and 28 with his left hand.
• Tied for third among freshmen nationally with 32 games scoring in double figures.
• Averaged 18.8 points in six CBI games.

Ames High School
• Named First Team All-State by the Iowa Newspaper Association and Des Moines Register after averaging 20.1 points and 7.8 rebounds as a senior.
• Scored 542 points as a senior, fourth-most in school history, and his 393 career rebounds rank fifth in Ames history.
• High school teammate of Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes.
• Led team with 21 points in 2010 state title game, a 47-37 win over Southeast Polk.
• Was named Old Spice Player of the Game after recording 25 points and 12 rebounds in 87-59 win over Waukegan (Ill.), in game televised by ESPN.
• Prep team is generally regarded as the best in Iowa history and won 53 straight over his final two years, including back-to-back state titles.
• Named to All-Tournament Team at state each of his final two years.
• Named Second Team All-State as a junior after averaging 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game despite coming off the bench.
• Originally signed with UNI but was released from letter-of-intent for the chance to play for his father, Creighton head coach Greg McDermott.
• Nominated for McDonald’s All-American Game.
• Played for coach Vance Downs in high school.
• Also was a member of the Martin Brothers and Net Gain AAU programs where he teamed with current Bluejay teammate Will Artino.

More About Doug
Full Name: Douglas Richard McDermott
Birthday: Jan. 3, 1992
Birthplace: Grand Forks, N.D.
Parents: Greg and Theresa McDermott
Siblings: Nick (24) and Sydney (13)
Major: Marketing
Career Aspiration: NBA coach
Hobbies: Golf, travel
Favorite Sports Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Favorite Athlete: Jason Dufner
Favorite Creighton Professor: Tim Bastian
Favorite Vacation Spot: San Francisco
Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad
Favorite Sports Memory: Winning two MVC titles in one season.
Favorite Spot on Campus: St. John’s Church

Awards and Honors
2010-11
All-Jesuit Team
CollegeInsider.com Freshman All-American
First Team all-MVC
Global Sports Hy-Vee Challenge All-Tournament Team
MVC Academic Honor Roll
MVC All-Freshman Team
MVC All-Newcomer Team
MVC Freshman of the Year
MVC Newcomer of the Week, 11/15
MVC Newcomer of the Week, 11/22
MVC Newcomer of the Week, 11/29
MVC Newcomer of the Week, 12/6
MVC Newcomer of the Week, 1/3
MVC Newcomer of the Week, 1/24
MVC Newcomer of the Week, 1/31
MVC Newcomer of the Year
NABC All-District 16 Second Team
USBWA Freshman All-American Second Team

2011-12
Associated Press First Team All-American
Andy Katz’s ESPN.com National Player of the Week, 12/26
Basketball Times First Team All-American
CBSSports.com Second Team All-American
CBSSports.com Non-BCS Player of the Year
CBSSports.com Non-BCS First Team All-American
CollegeInsider.com MVC Player of the Year
CollegeInsider.com Lou Henson National Player of the Year Finalist
CollegeInsider.com Lute Olson Midseason National Player of the Year Award
CollegeInsider.com Lute Olson All-America Team
CollegeInsider.com Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award
CollegeInsider.com National Player of the Week Award, 2/20
Collier’s Magazine First Team All-American
Dale Howard Classic All-Tournament Team
Dale Howard Classic MVP
Dick Vitale’s National Player of the Week, 12/26
Dick Vitale’s National Player of the Week, 2/20
First Team all-MVC
Jason King’s ESPN.com First Team All-American
Jesuit Basketball Spotlight National Player of the Week, 12/27
Jesuit Basketball Spotlight National Player of the Week, 1/10
John R. Wooden All-America Team
John R. Wooden Award Finalist
John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 List
John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 List
Larry Bird MVC Player of the Year
MVC All-Tournament Team
MVC Player of the Week, 11/21
MVC Player of the Week, 11/28
MVC Player of the Week, 12/26
MVC Player of the Week, 1/9
MVC Player of the Week, 2/20
MVC Tournament Most Outstanding Player
NABC All-District 16 First Team
NABC First Team All-American
Naismith Preseason Watch List
Naismith Award Midseason 30 List
National All-Jesuit Basketball Spotlight First Team
Preseason All-Jesuit Men’s Team
Preseason All-Missouri Valley Conference
Sporting News Second Team All-American
USBWA National Player of the Week, 12/27
USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List
USBWA First Team All-American
USBWA First Team All-District VI

2012-13
Andy Katz’s Midseason National Player of the Year
Associated Press First Team All-American
Basketball Times First Team All-American
CBSSports.com First Team All-American
CBSSports.com Midseason First Team All-American
CollegeInsider.com MVC Player of the Year
CollegeInsider.com Lute Olson All-America Team
Creighton Male Athlete of the Year
Dick Vitale First Team All-American
Dick Vitale’s National Player of the Week, 11/25
Dick Vitale’s Midseason National Player of the Year
ESPN.com Co-National Player of the Week, 3/3
ESPN.com First Team All-American
ESPN.com National Player of the Month (Dec.)
First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference
John R. All-America Team
John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 List
John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 List
John R. Wooden Award Finalist (14)
Larry Bird MVC Player of the Year
Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament Team
Las Vegas Invitational MVP
Lou Henson Award Finalist (25)
Lute Olson Award Preseason All-America Team
Lute Olson Award Midseason Player of the Year
MVC Academic Honor Roll
MVC All-Tournament Team
MVC Player of the Week, 11/12
MVC Player of the Week, 11/26
MVC Player of the Week, 12/10
MVC Player of the Week, 12/17
MVC Player of the Week, 1/14
MVC Player of the Week, 2/4
MVC Player of the Week, 2/18
MVC Player of the Week, 3/4
MVC Tournament Most Outstanding Player
NABC All-District 16 First Team
NABC First Team All-American
Naismith Early Season Watch List
Naismith Award Midseason Watch List (30)
Naismith Award Finalist (4)
Omaha Sports Hall of Fame Sportsman of the Year
Omaha World-Herald Fred Ware Award
Preseason All-Missouri Valley Conference
Preseason Associated Press First Team All-American
Preseason CBSSports.com First Team All-American
Preseason ESPN.com First Team All-American
Preseason MVC Player of the Year
Preseason Sporting News First Team All-American
Preseason Sports Illustrated First Team All-American
Seth Davis’ National Player of the Week, 12/17
Seth Davis’ Midseason National Player of the Year
Sports Illustrated Midseason First Team All-American
Sporting News Midseason First Team All-American
Sporting News Second Team All-American
USBWA All-District VI First Team
USBWA District VI Player of the Year
USBWA First Team All-American
USBWA National Player of the Week, 12/18
USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List (12)
USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy Finalist (14)

Career Highs
Points
44 at Bradley    1/7/12
Field Goals
18 at Bradley    1/7/12
Field Goal Attempts
23 (3x), last vs. Wisconsin    11/23/12
3-Point Field Goals
6 (2x), last vs. Indiana State    3/9/13
3-Point Field Goals Attempted
9 at Bradley    2/1/11
Free Throws
13 vs. Davidson    3/21/11
Free Throws Attempted
14 vs. Davidson    3/21/11
Rebounds
17 at Bradley    2/1/11
Assists
5 vs. Northwestern    12/22/11
Blocks
1 (9x), last at Illinois State    1/2/13
Steals
2 (3x), last vs. Wisconsin    11/23/12
Minutes
43 vs. Evansville (OT)    2/21/12
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