Get to know Toney Douglas
Knicks slasher Toney Douglas could play a big part in the team's 2011-12 playoff push. Learn about him with these 10 fun facts.
By Bobby Bonett
Toney Douglas averaged 34 points per game his senior season at Jonesboro Ga. High School. He was named a Parade All-American, and was nominated for the McDonald’s All-American team.
Was named to first team All-State three straight years in high school. He was the only sophomore to earn the honors.
Douglas’ brother, Harry, is a wide receiver for the Falcons. Harry has over 1,000 yards receiving in three seasons in the NFL. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the brothers are the sixth set to play in the NBA and NFL.
Spent a season at Auburn playing shooting guard before transferring to Florida State to play point guard. He averaged 16.8 points and shot 37.6 percent from three during his four-year college career.
Won the Charlie Ward Award in his junior and senior seasons at Florida State, given to the team’s top defensive player.
Douglas twice submitted his name for the NBA Draft — Once in 2009, when he was selected by the Lakers, and once in 2005. He did not sign an agent in ‘05, and eventually withdrew his name.
The Knicks acquired Douglas from Los Angeles on draft day in 2009 in exchange for cash and a 2011 second round pick. The Lakers selected Andrew Goudelock with the pick.
Douglas set a Knicks rookie record with 68 three-pointers during the 2009-10 season.
Finished 10th in the NBA in three-point attempts during the 2010-11 season. Was the only player in the top 10 to average less than 30 minutes per game (24.3).
Douglas’ career high is 30 points, set on Nov. 4, 2010 against the Chicago Bulls. He also tied a Knicks record during the 2010-11 season, draining nine three-pointers in a win against the Memphis Grizzlies. He finished the game with 29 points.