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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 (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 Post-Standard - syracuse.com
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:41:58 -0700

Jim Boeheim's SU basketball team was as big a powerhouse then as it is now, featuring the likes of Derrick Coleman, Billy Owens, Lawrence Moten and future coaches Mike Hopkins and Adrian Autry, plus Sherman Douglas and Rony Seikaly just before New ...
The Post-Standard - syracuse.com
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Baltimore is led by Carmelo Anthony, while Washington D.C. counters with three outstanding backcourt players in Sherman Douglas, Lawrence Moten and Dave Bing. Washington D.C. and Baltimore rolled over their first two opponents. Baltimore advanced to ...
The Post-Standard - syracuse.com
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 -0700

The lineup of former Syracuse players consisted of Sherman Douglas, Dave Bing, Lawrence Moten, Jerami Grant and Arinze Onuaku. The trio of Douglas, Moten and Bing gave Washington three of the top nine scorers in school history. All three finished their ...
The Post-Standard - syracuse.com
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Philadelphia narrowly eliminated New York City, 255-223, in voting last week. Washington, D.C., hammered California, 388-14. The D.C. team is loaded with scorers in Dave Bing, Lawrence Moten and Sherman Douglas, a point guard who managed to amass ...

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The Juice Online
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:56:15 -0700

Sherman Douglas, Derrick Coleman, Stevie Thompson, Billy Owens, Matt Roe, Richard Manning and Dave Johnson. That team was loaded. And, after having five days to dwell on losing to Georgetown in the Big East Tournament Championship, the guys ...
The Post-Standard - syracuse.com
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 -0700

"We're very athletic, we've got a great point guard in Sherman Douglas, who will distribute the ball," said D.C.'s Lawrence Moten, "and me and Dave Bing will get up a lot of shots." "Who's our first victim?" Rochester's John Wallace asked. The ground ...
The Post-Standard - syracuse.com
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:04:04 -0700

D.C. has one of SU's all-time great point guards in Sherman Douglas, who perfected the alley-oop and that signature tear-drop shot in the lane. It has two prolific scorers in Dave Bing and the aforementioned Moten. It has inside presence in Arinze ...
The Post-Standard - syracuse.com
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:54:48 -0700

In 1996, Sims helped Syracuse to the 1996 Final Four. Sims became a starter as a fifth-year senior and averaged 7.4 assists that year. Sherman Douglas and Pearl Washington are the only players in SU history who have averaged more assists in a season.

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