Douglas-Roberts Named To Sporting News, Sports Illustrated All-America teams
March 12, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The postseason awards keep rolling in for the Tigers. University of Memphis' Chris Douglas-Roberts was named to The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated All-America first teams. Rose was a Sporting News All-Freshman Team pick.
The 2007-08 Conference USA Player of the Year, Douglas-Roberts is in the running for three National Player of the Year awards - Wooden Award, Naismith Trophy and Oscar Robertson Trophy. The Detroit, Mich., native leads Memphis in scoring (17.3 ppg) and three-point field goal percentage (44.2), and is ranked among the conference leaders in scoring (6th), field goal percentage (7th) and three-point field goal percentage (2nd).
Douglas-Roberts was named the USBWA District 4 Player of the Year and also selected to the USBWA All-District 4 Team. He earned NABC All-District 7 first team in early March.
The 6-foot-7 guard became the 43rd Tiger in the program's history to score 1,000 points in a career earlier this year, and is in the No. 13 spot on the Memphis all-time scoring list with 1,358 points. He was named Conference USA Player of the Week three times in 2007-08.
Rose, the 2007-08 Conference USA Freshman of the Year, was also named to the All-C-USA first team. The Chicago, Ill., native is the third freshman in the John Calipari era to earn both honors in the same season. He was selected to the NABC All-District 7 first team and the USBWA All-District 4 squad.
Rose, who was also a C-USA All-Freshman Team pick, is second on the team in scoring (14.1 ppg) and leads the squad with 141 assists. The 141 dimes are tied for the third-most by a freshman in Tiger history. The 6-foot-3 guard, who is a Cousy Award and Wooden Award finalist, is ranked among C-USA leaders in scoring (9th), field goal percentage (15th), assists (4th), steals (12th) and assist-to-turnover ratio (10th).