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Sherman Douglas
No. 11, 4, 20
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1966-09-15) September 15, 1966 (age 47)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
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 playing 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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19 news items

Orlando Sentinel
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 14:14:09 -0700

But Donovan, like Wilbekin the most outstanding player of his regional, could not keep up with All-American Sherman Douglas. Douglas finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds and six assists during a 77-63 win for the Orangemen. Donovan finished with eight ...
Huffington Post
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:07:30 -0700

1987 — Keith Smart, Indiana; Steve Alford, Indiana; Derrick Coleman, Syracuse; Sherman Douglas, Syracuse, Armon Gilliam, UNLV. 1986 — Pervis Ellison, Louisville; Johnny Dawkins, Duke; Mark Alarie, Duke; Tommy Amaker, Duke; Billy Thompson, ...

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Bloguin (blog)
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:09:21 -0700

Sherman Douglas, Dean Garrett, Greg Monroe, Rick Calloway — college basketball fans remember these names, and how much texture they lent to a genuine classic in New Orleans, one of the most charmed host cities in Final Four history. 3 – 1982.
The Post-Standard
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 02:56:15 -0700

The other five are Dave Bing (1966), Sherman Douglas (1989), Derrick Coleman (1990), Billy Owens (1991) and Hakim Warrick (2005). Carmelo Anthony was a first-team All-American in 2003, according to The Sporting News, but the AP, the USBWA and the ...
The Times-Picayune
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 22:20:43 -0700

"When I was playing, so much of our team's offense was based on the ball in my hands and making plays," Donovan said. "I remember playing (in the Final Four) against Syracuse's Sherman Douglas, I really struggled to do that. "The difference in this ...
All For Tennessee
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:03:45 -0700

Sherman Douglas will serve as Martin's campaign manager. This of course means the Vols will be forced to look for another coach. Fans will inevitably clamor for Bruce Pearl, but the former Vol coach is “firmly” committed to Auburn. However, Steven ...
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:56:15 -0700

... hitting nine 3-pointers in wins over UNLV and Syracuse. Donovan, who averaged more than 20 points a game, was held to eight on 3-of-12 shooting in the loss to a Syracuse team led by standouts Derrick Coleman, Rony Seikaly and Sherman Douglas.
CLNS Radio (blog)
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 06:11:34 -0700

Pervis Ellison, Dominique Wilkins, Dana Barros, Dino Radja, Dee Brown, and Sherman Douglas were all grossly overpaid by M.L. Because of this, the Celtics had no cap space and no flexibility (THAT'S how you truly get “stuck in the NBA middle.”).

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