Three take center stage for Douglas-Roberts

Chris Douglas-Roberts wrote down a list of 20 schools about a month ago with no intent of adding anyone. However, then North Carolina, Duke, and Arizona all called.

"Now the list is a little longer," said the Detroit Cass Tech (Mich.) 6-6, 180-pound versatile point guard, who has been compared to Shaun Livingston. "It's been a different school every week. Now I'm just telling everybody that I'm wide open."

Douglas-Roberts, who has been nursing a groin injury that kept him and The Family out of last month's Kingwood Classic, plans to cut down his list to 10 schools after July and then take all five of his official visits.

"It's going to really come down to who I get along with as a staff," he said. "Where I feel comfortable. In Detroit, I have family and am surrounded by people. I want a home wherever I go with the same kind of thing."

Douglas-Roberts admitted that it'll be difficult to turn down taking a visit to any of the Big Three – Duke, UNC and Arizona – that have recently gotten involved. Kansas was also in the mix, but with the recent commitment of Mario Chalmers, it's likely the Jayhawks won't be a major player. Other schools being considered include Florida, N.C. State, Oklahoma, Michigan State, Michigan, Kentucky, UConn, Marquette, Louisville, UCLA and Illinois.

"When I first heard about Duke, North Carolina and Arizona showing interest, it was a shock," Douglas-Roberts said. "I never knew that this would happen, but it just makes me work harder on my game."

"I never thought that they would call, especially Duke," he added. "I feel now that I've arrived."

However, Douglas-Roberts also realizes that the Blue Devils already have a floor leader in his class in the fold.

"I know they have a commitment from Greg Paulus," he said. "I've seen him. I really didn't ask the staff yet, but I was wondering why they are interested in me if they already have him. That's a big thing for me. I don't really want to fight with someone in my own class for playing time, but it's still a big thing that they are interested in me and I have to consider them."

"I really like North Carolina because of their tradition," Douglas-Roberts added. "It's tough to say no to a program like that, but I also have to look at what's the best fit for me."

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