Chris Douglas-Roberts: NCAA Player Of The Year

Sean StancillSenior Writer IApril 1, 2008

Arguably the Memphis Tigers' best player, Chris Douglas-Roberts has propelled the program to success and himself up the ladder in the NBA Draft.


At 6'7", 200 pounds, CDR is as versatile as they come.  He's able to guard almost any position on the floor and currently averages 17.7 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.8 APG, and 1.2 SPG.


His assist total is low, but his teammate PG Derrick Rose doesn’t put up a whole lot either (4.7 APG).


Roberts is having a career year in points per game, steals per game, FT shooting, FG shooting, rebounding, assists, and minutes per game.  That's really every statistical category recorded in college basketball.


The junior from Detroit has helped the Tigers reach three straight NCAA tournaments and Sweet Sixteen appearances.

Highlights of his season:

•12 games of 20-plus points


•Three games of 30-plus points


•41.6 percent three-point shooter


•Averaging 22.5 PPG and five RPG in the NCAA Tournament, featuring back-to-back 25 point games against Texas and Michigan State


•An All-CUSA selection and First team All-American


•Became the 43rd Memphis Tiger to score 1,000 points in a career


•A finalist for the Naismith Player of the Year Award


Notable games:


•19 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals in a win against Sienna


•24 points 8 rebounds, 2 assists in a win over Georgetown


•33 points and 7 rebounds in a win against UCONN


•25 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals Michigan State to lead his team to the Elite Eight


•25 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists against Texas to lead his team to the Final Four



Chris Douglas-Roberts: my player of the year, first round draft pick, the guard of the Memphis Tigers, and a future star in the NBA.