Capital Gazette wins special Pulitzer Prize citation for coverage of newsroom shooting that killed five

Former Friends basketball player Myles Douglas commits to Central Florida

Former Friends basketball standout Myles Douglas, has committed t to play at Central Florida.

Former Friends basketball standout Myles Douglas, now a rising senior at Paul VI Catholic in Virginia, has made a verbal commitment to play at the University of Central Florida.

Douglas, a 6-foot-6 small forward, was a two-year starter at Friends before averaging 10 points and five rebounds at Paul VI this past season.

A four-star recruit by ESPN, Douglas said Central Florida's new coaching staff -- including head coach Johnny Dawkins and assistant Kevin Norris (Lake Clifton) -- was a determining factor.

"Those guys really believed in me more than the others that were recruiting me.  I think it's a great fit for me," Douglas said.

He also had scholarship offers from Maryland, West Virginia, Miami, Georgia Tech and Xavier, among others.  

Dawkins, a standout point guard at Duke who went on to coach eight seasons at Stanford, took over the program in March. Norris, a standout player at Miami who was an assistant coach at USC the past three seasons, was hired by Dawkins a week later.  Norris' ties to Baltimore comforted Douglas.

"Myles is a skilled big kid who can do it all," said Holley, Douglas' former coach at Friends. "He plays unselfish, works hard and loves the game.  His success was inevitable."

Copyright © 2019, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad