#00 KRIS DOUSE
Forward, 6-7, Senior
Hometown / High School: Toronto, Ont. / Laurinburg (NC) Institute
Previous Schools: Nebraska, Delaware State
Profile: Douse comes to Point Park with one year of eligibility remaining. His arrival at Point Park gives him a great opportunity to complete his degree in marketing this year while at the same time finish his college basketball career on a high note. He started his career at Nebraska and he has been at Delaware State the past three seasons. He took a redshirt in his first season at Delaware St. (2007-08). He is an athletic big man who can be a difference maker right away. Douse is 6-7, 230 pounds and he possesses a quick first step that allows him to play away from the basket as well as in the post. Although he has been a backup on the NCAA Division I level for his entire career, he will be counted on to produce in a big way for the Pioneers. A native of Toronto, Douse was a highly recruited player out of high school. He was rated by two national publications as a top-50 prep-school player.
Prior to Point Park: Douse played in 48 games and made eight starts over the last two years at Delaware State. His most extensive action came as a redshirt sophomore in 2008-09 when he played in 32 games with six starts. That year he averaged career highs of 3.8 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. He shot 42% from the field and 37% from the 3-point range (7 of 19). That season was highlighted with a career-high 14 points in 22 minutes at Maryland. He also had 11 points, five rebounds and shot 3 of 4 from long range at Notre Dame. Douse was limited to 16 games last season due to a back injury that sideline him, and he scored 20 points on the year. One of his two starts in 2009-10 came at UCLA. During his freshman season of 2006-07 at Nebraska, Douse saw action in eight games.
High school: Douse helped his high school, Laurinburg (N.C.) Institute, win the national championship in 2004-05 with a 40-0 record. He averaged 13 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in his final year in the prep ranks. He was rated as the No. 36 player by Elite Sports Group and the No. 47 player by Hoopscooponline.com, a pair of national recruiting services. He received a three-star grade from Rivals.com.
Personal: son of Carleton and Deanne Douse…Born May 15, 1986…majoring in marketing.