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Former Point Park player Kris Douse finds success in professional BBL

Dec. 14, 2011

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Kris Douse pictured as a member of the Mersey Tigers. Photo courtesy the British Basketball League.

 

PITTSBURGH -- Former Point Park University men's basketball player Kris Douse has found professional success overseas as a member of the British Basketball League's Mersey Tigers.

Douse, who averaged 20.1 points and an NAIA Division II best 12.6 rebounds per game in his only season at Point Park in 2010-11, is averaging 13.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest in his first year with the Tigers this year.

Douse, a 6-7 forward, is shooting 51 percent from the field and is averaging 27.9 minutes per game in what are 40-minute games. The native of Toronto, Ont., is third on the team in scoring and rebounding.

The Mersey Tigers, located in Liverpool, are 3-9 entering their next game Dec. 16. The British Basketball League is the top professional basketball league in the United Kingdom.

Douse was an NAIA Division II Honorable Mention All-American for Point Park in 2010-11. He was one of only three players in NAIA DII to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds per game, and he led all rebounders. One of the other two players averaging 20 and 10 was NAIA Player of the Year Saidel Rojas of Oklahoma Wesleyan.

Douse started his college career at the University of Nebraska for one year before spending two years at Delaware State. He was voted American Mideast Conference Newcomer of the Year and All-AMC First Team in his only season at Point Park.

More information about the British Basketball League can be found at the BBL homepage:
http://www.bbl.org.uk/