Doug McDermott has owned a GPA of 3.00 or better in four of six semesters. He had a 3.39 cumulative GPA during the fall and spring semesters of his junior season, when he was also a First Team All-American on the court. McDermott was named to the MVC Academic Honor Roll as a freshman and junior. He turned down the lure of the NBA to return to school and get his degree.
McDermott has handled immense national attention and pressure flawlessly. He was voted a team captain as both a junior and senior and was also a team captain for Team USA at the World University Games this past summer. Twice, he has been selected to play internationally for Team USA.
McDermott has done 97 hours of community service since coming to Creighton, including 25 or more each of his first three years and 13 so far this fall ... Named Creighton’s Male Athlete of the Year as a junior.
McDermott is a two-time First Team Consensus All-American, MVC Player of the Year and MVC Tournament MVP. He averaged 23.2 ppg as a junior (2nd nationally) and has led nation in FG made as both a sophomore and junior. He is on pace to become the 8th man in NCAA history with 3,000 career points. He was a finalist for multiple National Player of the Year awards last season and named Lute Olson Award National Player of the Year as sophomore. He owns the Creighton single-season and career records for points, field goals and 3FG%. He is a three-time First Team All-MVC and had 41 points vs. rival Wichita State to clinch the MVC regular-season title in 2013. He is the 8th player in MVC history to repeat as Player of the Year. He was named the midseason National Player of the Year by multiple outlets as both a sophomore and junior. The team is 80-30 since he arrived and 57-14 the last 2 years. He was the only junior in MVC history to reach 2,000 career points. He has been named the MVC Player of the Week 13 times. In 2012-13, McDermott was the nation’s only player to average 20+ points on a ranked team and the only player to average 20 ppg while also shooting 50%+ from the field. He averaged 25.7 ppg in 9 games vs. RPI top-50 teams. He was named MVC Freshman and Newcomer of the Year in 2010-11. As a sophomore, he joined Kevin Durant as nation’s only players since 1996-97 with 800+ points, 280+ rebounds and 50+ three-pointers in one year.