Just wondering what you guys think of him.
He's probably the best player in the nation right now. Not saying as a prospect. But as a college player. He'd be my pick to be POY if it ended now.
He'll be a first rounder I think, how high I don't know. He has a great jumper from deep and midrange, and hes a hard worker.
I'd compare him to a Wally Szczerbiak type of player I think.. someone like that.
He's tough for me as a pro prospect to think of what he'd be like. But I really like him as a player.
What do you guys think?
Wow haven't hear that comparison before, that's a pretty good one; I can see him as a spot up shooter at the next level, I think he can by his lack of athleticism if he can learn to move without the ball better
One of Dougie's greatest strengths is his ability to move without the ball. He's always on the move trying to outwork his defender, whether it's in the post or moving without the ball in the mid-range.
In some ways he's like Antawn Jamison too because he has an uncanny ability to get off quick release shots while on the move.
I think he'll be more than just a spot up shooter at the next level, primarily because he knows how to move well without the ball.
I agree, guys that can move without the ball are always in high demand, I expect playof teams like the HEAT, Spurs to target him, any chance his post skills translates?
Maybe some of his post skill will translate, not much though. I could see him being used in flex action for quick posts and duck ins, with the occasional mismatch post, that's about it.
Ideally, he'd go to a team that ran a lot of motion offense like the Bulls or Spurs. Put him in an iso heavy offense and he'd primarily just be a spot up shooter.
i actually don't agree on the Wally Szczerbiak comparison bro, McDermott is a better rebounder and more skilled offensively than Szczerbiak, i agree with siggy on that point but he will not be so good or effective like Jamison in his prime, and i know no one says that i'm just forcing my words because i'm slow sometimes xD
and he is actually a better 3 pt shooter and ft% than Jamison that's my honest opinion lol
of course when i say that i'm refering
college wise Jamison was a 40% 3pt and a 66,7% ft not the NBA lol
McDermott to me is like a combo guard off the bench but at the forward positions, he can probably post up skinny but not your traditional post up ,more like move without the ball and find a way to get the ball down low and use his skill and body to score on them,he can also rebound good kinda like how combo guards can pass good .Then he can shoot and spread the court
I think McDermott shoots up the boards during predraft workouts like Jimmer did. I could see him going anywhere from 12-24 because he'll be able to come in and score right away.
One thing that stands out about him is just how good he is at finishing in traffic and around the rim. He actually reminds me of Thad Young in the post the way he attacks traffic with awkward angles and off beat release points that he converts with a feathery touch.
In the league it's hard to find a good comparison, I wanna say Matt Harpring but Doug is better close to the basket and not as fast at Harpring was.