Rutgers University guard Quincy Douby (Brooklyn, NY) was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the first round of the NBA Draft (19th pick overall). It marked the first time a Rutgers player has been selected in the NBA’s first round since Roy Hinson was chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1983.
The 6-3, 175-pound Douby led the BIG EAST and was sixth nationally in scoring as a junior, averaging 25.4 points per game in 2005-06. He set Scarlet Knight single-season records for scoring (839 points) and three-point field goals made (116) along with the single game mark of nine three-pointers. A First-Team All-BIG EAST selection, Douby led the BIG EAST in scoring with 27.0 points in league play, also the fourth-best scoring average in BIG EAST history.
He earned All-America (HM) recognition from the Associated Press, was named to the CollegeInsider.com All-American team and was named District II Player of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). In April, Douby, who departed Rutgers as the sixth leading scorer in school history (1,690 points), became just the second Scarlet Knight, and the first in 30 years, to win the prestigious Haggerty Award, given annually to the top player in the Metropolitan area.
“I am ecstatic for Quincy that he was taken in the first round by Sacramento. Quincy worked extremely hard to put himself in this position and I think he will be a terrific player in the NBA,” said Rutgers head coach Fred Hill. “This is, first and foremost, a very exciting and special day for Quincy, his family and friends.
“This is also a very proud moment for everyone associated with Rutgers and our basketball program,” Hill continued. “I know I speak for everyone in the Rutgers basketball community in wishing him the very best in his NBA career.”