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Sherman Douglas
Personal information
Born (1966-09-15) September 15, 1966 (age 49)
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
Playing 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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The Juice Online

The Juice Online
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 03:01:44 -0800

No wonder Sherman Douglas (1986-89) left the Syracuse campus in the spring of 1989 as the NCAA all-time leader in assists with 960, a record since broken by six players and currently topped by former Duke great Bobby Hurley with 1076. Douglas also ...


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 ...
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, ...


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.

Deseret News

Deseret News
Sat, 09 Jan 2016 16:05:40 -0800

The NBA has fined Sherman Douglas of the Boston Celtics and Larry Krystkowiak of the Utah Jazz $1,500 each for their roles in an altercation during an exhibition game in Salt Lake City … Krystkowiak also was fined an automatic $250 for being ejected ...

The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe
Wed, 02 Dec 2015 19:49:44 -0800

MEXICO CITY — You can always tell when Rajon Rondo is truly annoyed by a media request or when he wants you to think he is. On Wednesday, he was delighted by the crowd who chased him around the floor at the Arena de Ciudad Mexico to grab a few ...


Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:56:15 -0800

30, 2012), but that's not the longest stretch between accomplishments. Milwaukee went over five years at one point, between Sherman Douglas' on Jan. 5, 1996 and Ray Allen's on Feb. 7, 2001. Overall, there have been 48 triple-doubles in Bucks history ...


Sun, 15 Nov 2015 20:07:30 -0800

The Orange emerged victorious that night, 66-52, Sherman Douglas poured in 20 points to lead SU. Syracuse was led by Douglas, Rony Seikaly and upstart Derrick Coleman and the team made it all the way to the 1987 NCAA Championship game. Ultimately ...

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