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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 ultimate floor leader and master of the floater. One of the most under rated point guards of all time, Sherman Douglas aka The General.

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:06:40 -0800

"They had Derrick Coleman and Sherman Douglas, Rony Seikaly, Stevie Thompson and all those guys,'' Dow said. "I just loved watching them. I became a super fan.'' Dow painted his bedroom orange. He put the school's familiar block "S" on a wall. Later on ...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:51:26 -0800

Why has Roosevelt Bouie always been one of Jim Boeheim's favorite players? "He was the first big-time player that signed with us — great kid, great player," Boeheim said in November about the former 6-foot-11 shot-blocking center out of Kendall who ...
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:00:00 -0800

Thus, and more than a bit on the tardy side, will Bouie and Orr join (in chronological order of their jersey retirements) Dave Bing (1981), Vic Hanson (1981), Dwayne Washington (1996), Sherman Douglas (2003), Wilmeth Sidat-Singh (2005), Derrick Coleman ...
Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:06:41 -0800

They'll join Rony Seikaly (#4), Vic Hanson (#8), Carmelo Anthony (#15), Wilmeth Sidat-Singh (#19), Sherman Douglas (#20), Dave Bing (#22), Billy Owens (#30), Pearl Washington (#31) and Derrick Coleman (#44). Whenever this topic comes up, the ...


Sun, 04 Jan 2015 15:24:17 -0800

The alley-oop has always been a fun play in college basketball, going back to the days when NC State ran it for David Thompson in the 1970's when the dunk was still outlawed and point guards such as Syracuse's Sherman Douglas showed themselves to be ...
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 ...
CLNS Radio (blog)
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 04:43:02 -0800

Coming into the draft, Nick Anderson, Mookie Blaylock, Tim Hardaway, Dana Barros, B.J. Armstrong, and Sherman Douglas were all considered first round talents and potential difference makers. All would end up contributing at an NBA level. Hardaway ...
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.

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