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Sherman Douglas
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
Position Point guard
Number 11, 4, 20
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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Columbia Daily Tribune

Columbia Daily Tribune
Tue, 19 May 2015 12:09:47 -0700

In the past 30 years, there have only been four other second-round picks to land on the NBA all-rookie first team: former Syracuse standout and Miami Heat guard Sherman Douglas, who was the No. 28 overall pick in 1989 — when the first round only ...

Columbia Daily Tribune (blog)

Columbia Daily Tribune (blog)
Mon, 18 May 2015 15:04:08 -0700

In the past 30 years, there have only been four other second-round picks to land on the NBA All-Rookie first team: former Syracuse standout and Miami Heat guard Sherman Douglas, who was the No. 28 overall pick in 1989 -- when the first round only ...
 
Madison.com
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 ...
 
Syracuse.com
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:15:06 -0700

Three Syracuse players made the cut: Eric Devenforf, Derrick Coleman and Sherman Douglas. Devendorf is one of the most disliked Syracuse players in recent memory. Devendorf certainly played with an attitude and talked a lot of trash on the court.
 
Syracuse.com
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:15:00 -0800

Today's offering -- or Poli-Quip, if you will -- deals with Sherman Douglas, the former Syracuse University guard whose Big East Conference record for most assists in a career was broken on Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome by Providence's senior, ...
 
Deadspin
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:37:30 -0800

College basketball tips off tonight, an occasion that sparks early season memories of preseason NITs and Maui Invitationals and Great Alaska Shootouts past, most especially the night Sherman Douglas and Stephen Thompson did this to Indiana at Madison ...
 
YouTube
Sun, 27 Sep 2009 09:52:29 -0700

Reggie Brown 5 years ago. Sherman Douglas was the best lob passer ever!!!! Nobody throws the lob better!!! Chris Paul is very close though. He still hasn't thrown 1 between his legs running out of bounds yet!!! Read more Show less ...
 
Syracuse.com
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:59:31 -0800

Syracuse, NY – Providence guard Vincent Council broke Sherman Douglas' long-standing Big East record for career assists on Wednesday night. Council's record-breaker came when he found LaDontae Henton down low for a dunk that got the Friars to ...
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