Summer League Players in Review: Quincy Douby

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In his short stint with the Erie BayHawks last season, Quincy Douby showed enough to earn a roster spot with the Toronto Raptors for the end of the of 2008-09 season.

In five Summer League games with the Raptors, Douby may very well have assured himself that the D-League will not be necessary this year. Aside from—maybe—Raptors top pick DeMar DeRozan, Douby was the best performer for the Raptors squad in Las Vegas.

He averaged a team-high 18 points per game in just over 27 minutes per game. He also led the team in assists (3.8 per game), free throws attempted and made, and was first in free throw percentage (71.4 percent) among players who had at least 10 free throw attempts. Additionally, he averaged 4 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and just 1.8 turnovers per game.

Douby's performance earned him a mention on the All-Vets & Journeymen Team from ESPN TrueHoop's Vegas Summer League Halfway Home Awards.

The current situation in Toronto's backcourt is a bit crowded, and the recent addition of former Indiana Pacer Jarrett Jack makes it even more loaded. Jose Calderon, Marcus Banks, Roko Ukic are all names Douby must battle with to find a roster spot—let alone playing time—in Toronto.

Whether Douby catches on with the Raptors this season remains to be seen, but his strong performance in Las Vegas bodes well for the former Rutgers star's hopes of playing in the NBA next season whether it's north of the border or elsewhere.


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Matt Hubert is a 25-year-old writer and basketball fanatic born and raised in Erie, Pa. He graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in English and a dual concentration in writing and creative writing. Matt's not wavering from his stance as a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan, but he will cover the BayHawks' NBA affiliates in Cleveland and Toronto when it makes sense to do so throughout the year.

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