Posted On: 10/22/19 11:00 AM
Lance Douglas, a class of 2020 guard from Centreville, prides himself on impacting the game in multiple areas. One of the things the 6’5, 190-plus pound 17-year-old does well is rebound. The Wildcats were 5-0 in games where Douglas recorded 8 or more boards last season.
“I’m a versatile player. I can play multiple positions, guard multiple positions,” Douglas told Prep Hoops. “And if I keep working on my game, I think I can move to the point guard position in college. I’m about 6’5, so I’m just working on my body, trying to get my game right so I can compete with taller and more physical players.”
Defense is a staple of Douglas’ game. Last season, he was named Defensive Player of the Year in the Concorde District and now has his sights set on winning District Player of the Year.
“I feel like my jump shot is the most improved part of my game,” Douglas explained. “I’ve really been working on that this summer. And my body too. I’ve added 15 pounds of muscle so I’m just ready for the season.”
Douglas demonstrates a good feel for the game. He’s efficient with the ball, moves well without it, and has great vision.
“Since I’m tall, I can see over defenders. I always try to make the right pass. I feel like that’s an underrated part of my game.”
Along with getting others involved, Douglas understands that his role will involve leading with his words as well as his actions.
“I”m a leader on the floor. My coaches expect me to lead, talk on defense.”
Douglas is hearing from a variety of college programs but says he is keeping his options open with regard to recruiting. What will be some of the factors in his decision?
“Just a school that feels like home. I want a coach who likes me for me and is investing for me to getting better on and off the court.”