UK Looking at Big Point Guard

Big point guard on the same AAU team as Joe Crawford looking at the Cats.

Chris Douglas-Roberts

Chris is an gifted young man from Cass Technical HS in Detroit, MI. Chris is a 6'5" 170 point guard. Yes, a 6'5" PG. He is much in the same mould as Shaun Livingston this season.

He plays three different positions for Cass Tech, but he is the point guard for The Family AAU team. If that name is familiar it is the same team that has Malik Hairston and UK committed Joe Crawford.

His points per game average and assists per game have increased substantially this season to where Chris is now considered one of the top 30 prospects in this class. If he continues to improve, he might be able to crack the top 20 by next fall.

Douglas-Roberts was the big time junior on a team headlined by a pair of McDonald's All-Americans in Hairston and Crawford. This coming AAU season, the torch gets passed and there's every indication that Douglas-Roberts is ready for the handoff.

"In high school I play the shooting guard and the wing forward. But, in the summer I'm going to play more point guard. I grew up working on my point guard skills and I'm really comfortable at the point. When I'm out there I feel I can play ‘em all."

And he does. The stringy Douglas-Roberts says his body has changed since the summer, even though he hasn't put significant weight onto his frame.

"I picked up like four pounds. I increased my speed and we've been running a lot so I can play longer and I've gotten quicker. My leadership from the summer actually carried over into my season. Now, I'm a totally different player. Last year I let the seniors do the talking and now I've turned into the leader on my team."

Kentucky, UCLA, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas and Florida State have shown early interest. Predictably, he's been on a pair of unofficial visits to Michigan and Michigan State.

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