Jamaal Douglas secures professional basketball contract

BAHAMIAN forward Jamaal Douglas has secured a professional basketball contract to play for Club Atletico Marne Montevideo (Metropolitan).

Douglas (198-109kg-85 out of East Kentucky College), moved there from Ciclista in Argentinian TNA league where he started the season. In 40 games he averaged 11.7ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3bpg this season. He helped them to win the league title. He can count that season as a very successful one as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA 3rd Team.

Douglas spent part of last season at Albacete Basket (EBA) in Spanish league. In 8 games he had very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.5apg and 2.0spg. He also spent pre-season at Tin Kalev (Alexela KML) in Estonian league that year. In only one game he recorded 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Douglas also played 2 games in Baltic League where he had 7.0ppg and 6.0rpg.

The most of previous (11-12) season he spent at Bohemios (LUB). In 30 games he also had remarkable stats: 15.5ppg, 9.4rpg, 2.0apg, 1.3spg and 1.1bpg. The other team Douglas played shortly was Huracanes (LNBP) in Mexican league. In four games he had 6.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.5apg.

The previous (10-11) season he played at Anekosken Huima (1st Division) in Finnish league. In 21 games he had high stats: 18.7ppg, 13.5rpg (#2 in the league), 1.7apg and 1.2spg. It was a very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division Honourable Mention.

Douglas, 29, was also a member of Bahamas international programme for some years. He played for the senior national team between 2011 and 2012 and previously for Under-21 national team in 2004. Douglas represented the Bahamas at the CBC Championships in Nassau (Bahamas) three years ago. His team won silver. Douglas has also played professionally in Mexico (Abejas).

He attended Eastern Kentucky University until 2008 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment