Blue Devil Alumni
Douglas, a 1979 graduate, was the driving force behind the 1979 boys basketball team that won its first 32 games and was ranked number 1 in the Class AA state poll before losing to Maine South in the championship game. He led the Blue Devils in every offensive category that season except assists, averaging 25.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. He set school records for rebounds (355) and field goals (352) in a season and points in a game (48 against Galesburg). He finished with 843 points as a senior. He has 671 career rebounds, in school history. He averaged 18.9 points and 9.5 rebounds during his varsity career. Douglas was the most valuable player at the 1977 and 1978 QHS Thanksgiving Tournaments, and he was named to the all-state team by the Associated Press, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Association. He was named the most valuable player for the South AA team in the 1979 IBCA all-star game. He played one season at the University of Kansas before transferring to Quincy College, where he set a singl-season record by scoring 25.6 points per game in his half-season there. He finished his college career at the University of South Florida. Courtesy of Blue Devil Hall of Fame.