Douglas-Roberts Named To ESPN.com All-America First Team
March 13, 2008
BRISTOL, Conn. - Make it another All-America honor for the University of Memphis' Chris Douglas-Roberts. On Thursday, ESPN.com named the Tiger junior to its All-America first team, marking the third All-America squad honor this week.
Earlier in the week, Douglas-Roberts was named to The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated All-America first teams.
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, who was a 2007-08 All-C-USA first team pick, 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.
Joining Douglas-Roberts on ESPN.com's All-America team were North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough, Kansas State's Michael Beasley, UCLA's Kevin Love and Texas' D.J. Augustin.