Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Portland State Gets a Division I Transfer

This happened last week, but somehow I forgot to write an article about it.

Portland State signed Tim Douglas to an aid agreement, meaning the future junior will suit up for the Vikings after sitting out a year due to transfer rules. He spent two seasons with the University of Portland, starting 24 games.

Douglas, a 5-10 guard from Cerritos, CA, has played the past two seasons at Portland. He was given his release by the Pilot program following the 2011-12 season. In two years with the Pilots, Douglas played in 59 games, making 24 starts at point guard. He averaged 8.1 points, 3.0 assists, shot .411 from the field and .792 at the free throw line. Ironically, his career-best game was a 27-point effort against the Vikings in the Stott Center on Dec. 18, 2010.
There are good and bad things about Douglas' game. He is very quick, and can be a dynamic threat. He had a nice assist rate, which is obviously key for a PG. He also has a tendency to turn the ball over (31.3 TO Rate last year), and needs to improve his outside shot, since he shot just 28% from downtown last year.

But, it sure will be nice for Tyler Geving to have another veteran PG to plug in after next season. Charles Odum was the senior leader in the backcourt this year, Lateef McMullan will be the senior this year, and then it will likely be Douglas and Gary Winston (who will be a sophomore this year) in the backcourt in 2013-14. You could certainly do a lot worse, that is for sure.

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