Doug McDermott’s full name is called Douglas Richard McDermott and he is best known as an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.
While playing college basketball for Creighton University, he led the nation in scoring in 2013–14 and was a three-time consensus first-team All-American.
Doug is 31 years old and was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where his father was an assistant coach of the University of North Dakota’s men’s basketball team. He, a 6’7″ 225-pound forward, played high school basketball at Ames High School in Ames, Iowa alongside high school All-American Harrison Barnes.
Ames won 53 consecutive games during Doug’s and Barnes’ junior and senior seasons and won consecutive Iowa state titles. As a senior, Doug averaged 20.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game and was named first-team All-State.
Considered a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Doug was listed as the No. 28 small forward in the nation in 2010.
Originally, Doug signed a National Letter of Intent to play with Northern Iowa, but after his father moved from coaching Iowa State University to Creighton, he was released from his commitment to play for him in college.
Doug was selected to the U.S. team sent to Riga, Latvia for the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. He started all nine matches and averaged 11.3 points per game on .501 shooting and 6.1 rebounds per contest, good for third on the team in both categories. The United States finished 7–2, good for fifth in the tournament.
On July 22, 2014, McDermott was named to the 2014 USA Select Team.
Is Sean McDermott related to Doug McDermott?
Sean McDermott and Doug McDermott are never related to each other just the sharing of the same late name.
Sean Michael McDermott is an American football coach who is the head coach for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL).
Sean began his NFL coaching career as an assistant for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2001, serving as defensive coordinator from 2009 to 2010, and was later the defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers from 2011 to 2016.