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Sherman Douglas
No. 11, 4, 20
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1966-09-15) September 15, 1966 (age 48)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Spingarn (Washington, D.C.)
College Syracuse (1985–1989)
NBA draft 1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Pro career 1989–2001
Career history
19891992 Miami Heat
1992–1995 Boston Celtics
1995–1997 Milwaukee Bucks
1997–1998 New Jersey Nets
1999 Los Angeles Clippers
19992001 New Jersey Nets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 8,425 (11.0 ppg)
Rebounds 1,672 (2.2 rpg)
Assists 4,536 (5.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Sherman Douglas (born September 15, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player from Syracuse University who played for the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers from 1989 to 2001. His nickname, The General, is a play on his first name and his position as a point guard (as a floor general). He was known for revolutionizing the running "floater" shot in the lane.

Sherman Douglas set the all time NCAA assist record with the Syracuse Orangemen in 1989 before becoming the Heat's first starting point guard. Although he was only a second-round draft choice in 1989, his strong campaign (14.3 ppg and 7.6 apg) earned him a spot on the NBA's All-Rookie First Team. He bettered that campaign in 1990-91, when he led the Heat in scoring (18.5) and assists (8.5) and was named the team's most valuable player.

After holding out before the 1991-92 season, Douglas played five games with Miami before being dealt to the Boston Celtics for Brian Shaw on January 10, 1992. Douglas would play the best basketball of his career for the Boston Celtics, managing to pilot the team to the playoffs in 1994-1995 season despite their 35-47 record in the final season of the Boston Garden. Douglas averaged 14.7 points and 6.9 assists per game that year.

He played for the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1998-99 season and then was traded back to the Nets the season after.

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The ultimate floor leader and master of the floater. One of the most under rated point guards of all time, Sherman Douglas aka The General.

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Nasty Alley Oops in transition game played by Syracuse's Sherman Douglas, Derrick Coleman and Stevie Thompson! Highlights from 1988 game vs Kentucky.

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Arizona Desert Swarm
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:52:30 -0700

Steve Kerr, 1988 Bob Cousy Award: No chance Kerr wins this -- Gary Grant wins convincingly -- but Kerr at least finds himself nominated in a group that includes Rod Strickland, Sherman Douglas, and David Rivers. Bob Elliott, 1976 and 1977 Kareem ...


Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:41:27 -0700

It was when Isaiah Thomas showed up, pulled on Sherman Douglas' old No. 4 jersey and promptly scored 21 points in 25 minutes and got tossed from the game, all in his action-packed debut. Sherm would have liked that. He played when Paul Gaston was ...

The Big Lead

The Big Lead
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:37:38 -0700

Ridiculous number of future pros on the floor (Sherman Douglas, Billy Owens, Derrick Coleman, Nick Anderson, Kendall Gill, Kenny Battle). Final game in the storied college career of Douglas. Owens was a freshman and man, I thought he'd be a special pro.


Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:02:09 -0700

His 281 assists that season have been exceeded by only two SU players, Sherman Douglas and Michael Carter-Williams. Since January, Sims has worked as a support specialist at McKinley-Brighton Elementary School through the Promise Zone program, ...

Boston Globe (subscription)

Boston Globe (subscription)
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:48:17 -0700

The Celtics teams early in Fox's career featured Lewis, Dee Brown, Kevin Gamble, Xavier McDaniel, an aging Kevin McHale, Sherman Douglas, and various others as the Celtics tried to continue their winning ways after Larry Bird retired following the 1992 ...
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:52:30 -0700

He turns around to go Sherman Douglas. That you know before dribbles the double pump fake throws his body anyway dispute barrels you'll ever so they'd. You know you know I do rock throwing up was with a gain culprit or what exactly that limited three ...
Welcome to Loud City
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 07:37:30 -0700

I grew up near Syracuse, NY and bore witness to some of the great college legends of all time, including Pearl Washington, Sherman Douglas, Derrick Coleman, Rony Seikaly, and Billy Owens. My very first foray into the NCAA tournament, however, came ...
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 12:37:16 -0700

MADISON / ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Douglas Roland Sherman Sr., age 88, went home to be with the Lord on June 30, 2014. He was born on Sept. 1, 1925, to Charles R. Sherman and Marie Joerdens Sherman in Milwaukee and lived his growing up years in ...

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