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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 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 23:00:00 -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, ...

New York Daily News

New York Daily News
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:14:45 -0700

Syracuse point guard "General" Sherman Douglas led a star-studded Orangemen with 20 points and seven assists. Center Rony Seikaly had 18 points and 10 rebounds and freshman Derrick Coleman grabbed 19 -- count 'em 19 -- rebounds. The Hoosiers ...

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 ...
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 ...


Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:03:45 -0800

The Syracuse basketball coach invoked the career of Sherman Douglas as a potential Kaleb Joseph comparison. To make that leap, Joseph must dedicate himself in the weight room and restore confidence in his jump shot. His assist numbers, Boeheim said, ...


Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:45:00 -0700

Boeheim also coached notable NBA players Dave Bing, Michael Carter-Williams, Derrick Coleman, Sherman Douglas, Jonny Flynn, Tyler Ennis and Wesley Johnson. Prior to the punishment by the NCAA, Jim Boeheim ranked second among active coaches ...
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:48:45 -0700

North Carolina 63, Georgetown 62 (1982 NCAA final). This one had everything a hoops fan could want: Three future top 50 all-time NBA players — Georgetown's Patrick Ewing and North Carolina's Michael Jordan and James Worthy — a shot (by Jordan) in ...

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