Chris filled us in on his visit and his schools of interest in part 1. In part 2 he breaks down his game, decision making process, and both his high school and summer basketball teams.
For those that missed yesterday's basketball updates (including Part 1 of the interview with Chris Douglas-Roberts),click the appropriate link below:
The Latest on Chris
Douglas-Roberts (Part 1) - Chris on his visit
Brandon Wright Update - The big time sophomore gives his early list
Maize and Blue Scrimmage Notes - Recap of the intra-squad scrimmage
How would you describe your game to someone who hasn’t seen you before?
“Most coaches see a lot of imagination in my play. I’m real crafty. I like playing the point, but I can rebound and I can play all three positions.”
Is there a player in college or the pros that you have modeled your game after?
“At first people said I was like Penny Hardaway…the Penny Hardaway from his early days. Now people say I play like Jamal Crawford. I still try to go out there and be myself though. But all of those complements are great.”
What part of your game do you think you need to improve on most?
“I need to work on my jumpshot. I didn’t really shoot a lot this summer so people thought that I couldn’t. I can shoot, but I need to get much better at it. Of course, I need to get stronger. Strength is a real big part of it right now because at the All-American camp people were stronger and had an advantage over me. Really I just work on everything. When I work out I work on all aspects of my game. I run, I lift, I shoot…so I guess you can say I need to work on everything.”
Who are the people you talk to about this process? Obviously your parents, but do you ever bend the ears of any of your summer teammates about the whole thing?
“Yeah, I talk to Joe and Malik about their college decisions because we have the same schools looking at us. It would be real good to play next to one of those guys. As far as other people I talk to…my coaches (Coach Walker with the Family and Coach Shannon at Cass), my parents, and my brother.”
Tell me Cass Tech’s outlook for the season.
“We’re looking real good. Most of our players improved over the summer and we’re working real hard. I’m the captain. We lost quite lot last year, but now we’re focused, we want to win, and I can see it. I think we have a shot at the city title. There’s a real good chance that we could match up with Renaissance.”
How about The Family?
“We’re looking real good there. We still might pick up a few players. I’ll be running the one for the Family this year, so we’re going to be up-tempo. You know the Family style! We’re going to do the Peach Jam thing and try to win as much as we can.”
GBW will definitely be keeping an eye on Chris throughout the year.