Douglas-Roberts Focused On Camps

After suffering a rough week in Colorado Springs, one of the top players in the class of 2005 isn't dwelling. In fact Detroit standout combo guard Chris Douglas-Roberts is looking forward to getting on the court to prove he belongs among the elite in the current crop of rising seniors.

After arriving at the annual USA Basketball Development Festival in Colorado, Douglas-Roberts had hoped to use the event to further bolster his claim on a top 10 ranking. However an early falling out with his team's head coach would lead to the 6-foot-5 combo guard averaging just 15 minutes per game.

Without a chance to get into the flow of the game, Douglas-Roberts managed to log just 5.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, and a total of five assists in four games played. It would have been five had it not been for him missing the final game after over-sleeping.

"The coach and I didn't get along too well, and it wasn't a good situation for either of us," said Chris Douglas-Roberts Tuesday. "It's something I can't worry about. I'll work hard and get ready to show what I can do when I go to Nike. There's not much else I can do, and not much else to say."

With his goal now set on the future, Chris says he's also starting to look to the long-term future as well.

"I'm thinking about recruiting more and more, but before I can do anything I have to get my scores back. Once that happens I'll probably take some visits and make a decision before the fall."

With so many programs knocking down his door, the talented scorer admits that he's got a lot of options, but he's also got to weigh his concerns.

"Every school has their positives and negatives, it's something I'm looking at. I mean if you look at Duke – they're just Duke, but they've also got Greg Paulus in my class so that's something to think about. Can we play together?"

And while there is some debate on a Duke offer being on the table (since Coach K has never seen him play in person), Douglas-Roberts remains adamant that the Blue Devils have offered.

"Yes they've offered and so have a bunch of others, but a Duke offer just kind of stands out because they're Duke."

Douglas-Roberts, ranked as the #2 point guard in the nation by TheInsiders.com, also has offers from Arkansas, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Marquette, Miami, Michigan, North Carolina State, and UCLA.


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