Point Park University men's basketball adds two transfers for 2010-11 season
Aug. 27, 2010
PITTSBURGH – Point Park University men’s basketball head coach Bob Rager finalized his recruiting class recently with the addition of two transfers – Kris Douse, a 6-6 senior forward from Delaware State University, and Jimmy Sherwood, a 6-2 senior guard from Duquesne University.
Douse (pictured right), a native of Brampton, Ontario, started his college career at the University of Nebraska, but he spent the last two years at Delaware State. Douse played in 48 games and made eight starts during his last two seasons at the NCAA Division I school in Dover, Delaware.
Photo courtesy Delaware St. and Duquesne sports information.
Sherwood, from Sharon, Mass., spent three seasons as a walk on at Division I Duquesne. In head coach Ron Everhart’s first season of 2006-07, Sherwood played in 16 games and made six starts as a freshman. In three seasons, Sherwood played in 24 games for the Dukes.
“We’ve added two guys who we expect to come in and contribute right away,” said Rager, who is in his 22nd season as head coach at his alma mater. “They’ve been at Division I schools, so they will be strong players at our (NAIA) level. Our academic programs fit their needs, and it is a great opportunity for them to finish their college careers. It is our job as coaches to help them develop into the best players and people that they can be.”
Douse is 6-6 and 215 pounds. Over the last two seasons, he averaged 3.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per game while being used primarily as a backup. His best performances came in 2008-09 when he had 14 points in 22 minutes at Maryland and 11 points and five rebounds in 24 minutes at Notre Dame.
One of Douse’s two starts last year came at UCLA, and he played 31 minutes. In his freshman season at Nebraska, he played in eight games. In one season of prep school at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., he averaged 13 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
“Kris Douse has great potential,” said Rager. “He was a highly recruited player out of Canada, and he’s got a strong body and a great first step. With hard work this year, he has a chance to be a really good player for us.”
Sherwood (pictured below, right), who is 6-2, 190 pounds, saw most of his action at Duquesne as a freshman in 2006-07. That year he shot 51 percent from the field and 58 percent (11 for 19) from the 3-point line. A highlight of his freshman season was a career-high 15 points on 5-for-6 shooting from long range at La Salle.
Sherwood’s career numbers at Duquesne include 48 percent from the field, 57 percent from 3-point range (12 for 21) and an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2 to 1. In the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons, he saw action in eight games.
“Jimmy Sherwood is a talented guard who started some games during his time at Duquesne,” said Rager. “He is an athletic player who has good strength for a guard. Like Kris, he is a guy who is mature and who can give leadership to our team.”
The Point Park University men’s basketball team begins its 2010-11 season Nov. 5-6 at the Daemen College Tournament in Amherst, N.Y.