Chris Douglas-Roberts

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Chris Douglas-Roberts
Chris Douglas-Roberts.jpg
Douglas-Roberts with the Bucks
Free Agent
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1987-01-08) January 8, 1987 (age 27)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Cass Technical (Detroit, Michigan)
Northwestern (Detroit, Michigan)
College Memphis (2005–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Pro career 2008–present
Career history
20082010 New Jersey Nets
2010–2011 Milwaukee Bucks
2011–2012 Virtus Bologna (Italy)
2012 Texas Legends (D-League)
2012–2013 Dallas Mavericks
2013 Texas Legends (D-League)
20132014 Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets
Career highlights and awards

Chris Douglas-Roberts (born January 8, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at the University of Memphis.

High school[edit]

Douglas-Roberts played high school basketball at Cass Technical High School and Northwestern High School. He played for Cass Tech in 2003 and 2004 averaging 28 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. After the 2004 season he transferred to Northwestern where he saw limited time due to transfer rules and didn't join the team until the second semester. He finished the season averaging 13.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.

College[edit]

Douglas-Roberts in the 2008 NCAA Tournament Final Four.

Coming out of high school, Douglas-Roberts was considered one of the best prospects available. He eventually chose the University of Memphis. During his freshman season he played in 34 games starting 25. He finished the season averaging 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. Because of his great play he was on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team. During his sophomore season he started all 35 games he played in. He led the Tigers with 15.4 points per game and received many honors including All-Conference USA first team and Associated Press All-America honorable mention among others. During his junior year, he helped the Tigers reach the 2008 NCAA Tournament, averaging 23.3 points over six games as the Tigers finished in second place, losing in the National Championship game to the Kansas Jayhawks 75–68 in overtime. In the last 1:15 of regulation in the game, Douglas-Roberts became a key factor in the team's loss, by missing a jump shot and three free throws, which helped allow Kansas to tie the game. At the end of the season he earned first-team All-American honors. He finished his college career with 1,545 points.

Professional career[edit]

NBA[edit]

On April 18, 2008, Douglas-Roberts announced that he would be declaring for the 2008 NBA Draft.[1] He was selected by the New Jersey Nets with the 40th overall pick. On July 9, 2008, he signed his first professional contract with the New Jersey Nets.

On June 25, 2010, Douglas-Roberts was traded by the Nets to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 2012 second round pick.[2]

Italy[edit]

In September 2011, Douglas-Roberts joined Virtus Bologna of Italy.[3]

Back to NBA[edit]

On October 1, 2012, Douglas-Roberts signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.[4] However, he was waived by the Lakers on October 22.[5] On October 27, Douglas-Roberts signed with the Dallas Mavericks along with center Melvin Ely.[6] He and Ely were waived the next day.[7] On November 1, 2012, he was acquired by the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League.[8]

On December 23, 2012, he re-signed with the Dallas Mavericks.[9] On January 6, 2013, he was waived by the Mavericks.[10][11]

He joined the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[12] On October 2, 2013, he signed with the New York Knicks.[13] However, he was waived on October 25.[14]

In November 2013, he was re-acquired by the Texas Legends.[15]

On December 11, 2013, Douglas-Roberts signed with the Charlotte Bobcats.[16] On April 14, 2014, Douglas-Roberts hit a buzzer-beater to lift the Charlotte Bobcats over the Atlanta Hawks 95-93.[17]

Personal[edit]

Douglas-Roberts has multiple tattoos on his neck and arms. One on the side of his neck is of his mother, one on the back of his neck has his initials (CDR), and one on his arm has verses 1–3 of Psalm 37 from the Bible. He taps the arm tattoo three times before shooting a free throw.[18]

On November 5, 2009, Douglas-Roberts was diagnosed with the swine flu. He recovered and return to practice on November 12, 2009.

Douglas-Roberts suffered a retina tear in his eye during the 2010–11 pre-season. He began wearing protective eyewear after the surgery.[19]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 New Jersey 44 3 13.3 .460 .250 .823 1.1 1.2 .3 .2 4.9
2009–10 New Jersey 67 38 25.8 .445 .259 .847 3.0 1.4 .8 .3 9.8
2010–11 Milwaukee 44 12 20.1 .429 .326 .831 2.0 1.1 .7 .3 7.3
2012–13 Dallas 6 0 10.5 .357 .000 .700 .8 .7 .3 .0 2.8
2013–14 Charlotte 49 8 20.7 .440 .386 .805 2.4 1.0 .6 .3 6.9
Career 210 61 20.4 .442 .335 .828 2.2 1.2 .6 .3 7.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Charlotte 4 0 17.5 .688 .500 .857 2.0 .5 .0 .0 9.5
Career 4 0 17.5 .688 .500 .857 2.0 .5 .0 .0 9.5

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