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|No. 17 - Los Angeles Clippers|
|Shooting Guard / Small Forward|
|Born January 8, 1987 |
|Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school Northwestern |
|College Memphis (2005–2008)|
|NBA Draft 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|Pro career 2008-present (13 years)|
|2008-2010 New Jersey Nets|
|2010-2011 Milwaukee Bucks|
|2011-2012 Virtus Bologna (Italy)|
|2012 Texas Legends (D-League)|
|2012-2013 Dallas Mavericks|
|2013 Texas Legends (D-League)|
|2013-2014 Charlotte Bobcats|
|2014-present Los Angeles Clippers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Douglas-Roberts played high school basketball at Cass Technical High School and Northwestern High School. He played for Cass Tech in 2003 and 2004 averaging 28 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. After the 2004 season he transferred to Northwestern where he saw limited time due to transfer rules and didn't join the team until the second semester. He finished the season averaging 13.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
Coming out of high school, Douglas-Roberts was considered one of the best prospects available. He eventually chose the University of Memphis. During his freshman season, he played in 34 games starting 25. He finished the season averaging 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. Because of his great play he was on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team. During his sophomore season he started all 35 games he played in. He led the Tigers with 15.4 points per game and received many honors including All-Conference USA first team and Associated Press All-America honorable mention among others. During his junior year, he helped the Tigers reach the 2008 NCAA Tournament, averaging 23.3 points over six games as the Tigers finished in second place, losing in the National Championship game to the Kansas Jayhawks 75–68 in overtime. In the last 1:15 of regulation in the game, Douglas-Roberts became a key factor in the team's loss, by missing a jump shot and three free throws, which helped allow Kansas to tie the game. At the end of the season he earned first-team All-American honors.
On April 18, 2008, Douglas-Roberts announced that he would be declaring for the 2008 NBA Draft. He was selected by the New Jersey Nets with the 40th overall pick. On July 9, 2008, he signed his first professional contract with the team.
On June 25, 2010, Douglas-Roberts was traded by the Nets to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 2012 second round pick.
In September 2011, Douglas-Roberts joined Virtus Bologna of Italy.
Back to NBA
On October 1, 2012, Douglas-Roberts signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. However, he was waived by the Lakers on October 22. On October 27, Douglas-Roberts signed with the Dallas Mavericks along with center Melvin Ely. He and Ely were waived the next day. On November 1, 2012, he was acquired by the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League.
On December 23, 2012, he re-signed with the Mavs. On January 6, 2013, he was waived by the Mavericks.
He joined the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On October 2, 2013, he signed with the New York Knicks. However, he was waived on October 25.
In November 2013, he was re-acquired by the Texas Legends.
Douglas-Roberts has multiple tattoos on his neck and arms. One on the side of his neck is of his mother, one on the back of his neck has his initials (CDR), and one on his arm has verses 1–3 of Psalm 37 from the Bible. He taps the arm tattoo three times before shooting a free throw.
On November 5, 2009, Douglas-Roberts was diagnosed with the swine flu. He recovered and return to practice on November 12.
Douglas-Roberts suffered a retina tear in his eye during the 2010–11 pre-season. He began wearing protective eyewear after the surgery.