Douglas-Roberts on the Bucks
|Shooting guard / Small forward|
January 8, 1987 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Cass Technical (Detroit, Michigan)
Northwestern (Detroit, Michigan)
|NBA Draft||2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|Pro playing career||2008–present|
|New Jersey Nets (2008–2010)
Milwaukee Bucks (2010–2011)
Virtus Bologna (2011–2012)
Texas Legends (2012)
Dallas Mavericks (2012–2013)
Chris Douglas-Roberts (born January 8, 1987 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. He played college basketball for the Memphis Tigers.
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.
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.
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 in the second round 40th overall pick. On July 9, he signed his first NBA contract with the New Jersey Nets.
Back to NBA
On October 1, 2012, Douglas-Roberts signed a training camp deal with the Los Angeles Lakers for an undisclosed wage. He was waived by the Lakers on October 22. On October 27, 2012, Douglas-Roberts was signed by the Dallas Mavericks along with center Melvin Ely. He and Ely were waived the next day. The two then joined the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League.
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.
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 a pre-season practice in the 2010-2011 season. He began wearing protective eyewear after the surgery.
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 joins Memphis teammate Rose in entering the NBA draft
- Bucks Acquire Douglas-Roberts in Trade with Nets
- Chris Douglas-Roberts officially joins Italian team
- Lakers sign Douglas-Roberts
- Lakers waive Douglas-Roberts, Somogyi
- Dallas Mavericks sign Chris Douglas-Roberts and Melvin Ely
- Full List of 2012 Returning, Affiliate and Local Tryout Players Invited to NBA D-League Training Camps
- "Chris Douglas-Roberts Signs with Dallas Mavericks, Becomes Year's Fifth GATORADE Call-Up". NBA.com. December 23, 2012.
- "Mavericks waive Chris Douglas-Roberts". InsideHoops. January 6, 2013.
- "Mavs request waivers on Douglas-Roberts". NBA.com. January 6, 2013.
- Memphis one win from national championship, one loss too many from greatness
- Douglas-Roberts suffered a retina tear