Height: 6-7 • 201 cms
Weight: 210 lbs • 95 kgs
School: Creighton '14
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
USA Basketball Notes:
- Named as a finalist to the 2011 USA Basketbll Men's U19 National Team on June 19, 2011.
- Named a participant for the 2011 USA U19 World Championship Team training camp on June 12, 2011.
- Named the 2010-11 Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Freshman of the Year and MVC Newcomer of the Year.
- Named 2010-11 All-MVC first team.
- Named to 2010-11 MVC all-Newcomer and all-Freshman teams.
- Selected to the 2010-11 USBWA Freshman All-America second team.
- Named to the 2010-11 National All-Jesuit Men's Basketball Team. Team was selected by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight.
- Named to the All-Tournament Team of the Global Sports Hy-Vee Challenge.
- Attends Creighton University and helped lead team to a 23-16 record and to the College Basketball Invitational best-of-three championship series.
- As a freshman in 2010-11 averaged led Creighton in scoring (14.9), rebounding (7.2), and 3-point percentage (.405), tied for the team lead with 47 3-pointers made.
- Became the first freshman since 1952 to be named first-team all-Missouri Valley Conference.
- His 581 points in 2010-11 were the most by a freshman in MVC history and established a Creighton freshman scoring record, passing Rodney Buford’s 421 points in 1995-96.
- Joined Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony as the only freshmen nationally since 2003 with at least 525 points, 270 rebounds and 40 three-pointers in a season.
- Scored in double-figures in 32 of 39 games and paced the MVC with nine double-doubles.
- His nine double-doubles led the MVC.
- Over Creighton’s last 19 game he shot 32-for-63 from 3-point (50.8 percent). He hit at least one three in 17 of last 19 games, and was 20-for-38 (52.6 percent) from deep in his last 11 games.
- Averaged a team-high 15.0 points per game in the Global Sports Hy-Vee Challenge. Shot 54.5 percent from the field and 9-for-9 at the line, also added six assists, a steal and a block. Iowa State won the event with a 4-0 record, while Creighton finished 3-1.
High School Honors:
- Named 2009-10 All-State first team by the Iowa Newspaper Association and Des Moines Register.
- Named all-state second team as a junior.
- Named to All-Tournament Team at state each of his final two seasons.
- Nominated for McDonald’s All-American Game.
High School Notes:
- Attended Ames High School (Iowa) and averaged 20.1 points and 7.8 rebounds as a senior.
- Scored 542 points as a senior, fourth-most in school history, and his 393 career rebounds rank fifth in Ames history.
- Was high school teammate of North Carolina standout freshman Harrison Barnes.
- Led team with 21 points in 2010 state title game, a 47-37 win over Southeast Polk squad.
- Was named Old Spice Player of the Game after recording 25 points and 12 rebounds in 87-59 win over Waukegan, in game televised by ESPN.
- His Ames H.S. team is generally regarded as the best in Iowa history and won 53 straight over his final two years including back-to-back state titles.
- Averaged as a junior 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
- Originally signed with Northern Iowa but was released from letter-of-intent after his father, Greg McDermott, was named Creighton’s head coach in April 2010.
- Also was a member of the Martin Brothers and Net Gain AAU programs.
- Born Doug Richard McDermott on Jan. 3, 1992 in Grand Forks, N.D.
- Son of Greg and Theresa McDermott.
- Has one brother, Nick, and one sister, Sydney.
- Father is head basketball coach at Creighton. He served for four seasons as head coach at Iowa State, and was hired at Creighton in April of 2010.
- Majoring in Business Management.
The Inside Scoop:
- Favorite Sports Team: Oklahoma City Thunder.
- Favorite Athlete: Tim Lincecum.
- Favorite Vacation Spot: New York City.
- Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
- Favorite Sports Memory: Winning back-to-back Iowa state titles.