Douglas-Roberts in 2011
|No. 6 – Texas Legends|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|League||NBA Development League|
January 8, 1987 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Cass Technical (Detroit, Michigan)
Northwestern (Detroit, Michigan)
|NBA draft||2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|2008–2010||New Jersey Nets|
|2011–2012||Virtus Bologna (Italy)|
|2012||Texas Legends (D-League)|
|2013||Texas Legends (D-League)|
|2014–2015||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2016–present||Texas Legends (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Chris Douglas-Roberts (born January 8, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for the University of Memphis.
High school career
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.
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.
On April 18, 2008, Douglas-Roberts announced that he would be declaring for the 2008 NBA Draft. He was selected by the New Jersey Nets with the 40th overall pick, and on July 9, 2008, the Nets officially signed him.
Back to NBA
On October 1, 2012, Douglas-Roberts signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, but was waived on October 22. On October 27, Douglas-Roberts signed with the Dallas Mavericks along with center Melvin Ely, however, the two were waived the next day. On November 1, 2012, he was acquired by the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League.
In July 2013, Douglas-Roberts joined the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On October 2, 2013, he signed with the New York Knicks. However, he was later waived by the Knicks on October 25, 2013.
In November 2013, Douglas-Roberts was re-acquired by the Texas Legends. On December 11, 2013, he signed with the Charlotte Bobcats. On April 14, 2014, he hit a buzzer-beater to lift the Bobcats over the Atlanta Hawks, 95-93.
On September 18, 2015, Douglas-Roberts signed with New Orleans Pelicans. However, he was later waived by the Pelicans on October 23 after appearing in five preseason games. On February 29, 2016, he was reacquired by the Texas Legends.
NBA career statistics
|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|
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.
Douglas-Roberts suffered a retina tear in his eye during the 2010–11 pre-season. He began wearing protective eyewear after the surgery.
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- "Full List of 2012 Returning, Affiliate and Local Tryout Players Invited to NBA D-League Training Camps". NBA.com. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
- "Chris Douglas-Roberts Signs with Dallas Mavericks, Becomes Year's Fifth GATORADE Call-Up". NBA.com. December 23, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- "Mavericks waive Chris Douglas-Roberts". InsideHoops.com. January 6, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- "Mavs request waivers on Douglas-Roberts". NBA.com. January 6, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- "Lakers 2013 Summer League Roster". NBA.com. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
- "Knicks sign Chris Douglas-Roberts, waive Justin Brownlee". InsideHoops.com. October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
- "Knicks waive Ike Diogu, C.J. Leslie, Josh Powell, Jeremy Tyler, Chris Douglas-Roberts". InsideHoops.com. October 25, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
- "Legends Complete Three Trades, Finalize Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 4, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
- "Cats Sign Chris Douglas-Roberts, Waive James Southerland". NBA.com. December 11, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
- "Notebook: Bobcats 95, Hawks 93". NBA.com. April 14, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
- "Clippers Sign Chris Douglas-Roberts and Ekpe Udoh". NBA.com. September 3, 2014. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
- "Boston Celtics Complete Three-Team Trade". NBA.com. January 15, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
- "Boston Celtics Waive Chris Douglas-Roberts". NBA.com. January 18, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
- "Pelicans Sign Adrien, Douglas-Roberts, Webster". NBA.com. September 23, 2015. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
- "Pelicans waive Sean Kilpatrick, Chris Douglas-Roberts". NBA.com. October 23, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
- "Chris Douglas-Roberts Returns to Texas Legends". OurSportsCentral.com. February 29, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
- Tim Dahlberg: Memphis one win from national championship, one loss too many from greatness. Sports Illustrated, April 6, 2008 (archived from the original)
- "Eye injury keeps Bucks' Douglas-Roberts off the court". JSOnline.com. November 12, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2015.