Monday , May , 15 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Rutgers Douby to enter NBA Draft

Piscataway, NJ (Sports Network) – Rutgers University announced on Monday
that guard Quincy Douby will forego his senior season and enter the NBA Draft.

The Brooklyn, New York native led the Big East conference in scoring last
season with a 25.4 ppg. average, which also placed him sixth nationally. He
set Rutgers single-season records in scoring (839 points) and three-point
field goals made (116).

“I wish Quincy the very best as he pursues his dream of being an NBA first-
round pick,” said Rutgers head coach Fred Hill. “Quincy is an extremely
talented player whose hard work has put him in position to be a first round

Douby was a first-team All-Big East selection as he averaged 27.0 ppg. in
conference play, which led the league and is the fourth-best scoring average
in Big East history. He also was named Honorable Mention All-American by the
Associated Press.

The 6-3, 175-pound Douby will depart as the sixth leading scorer in school
history (1,690 points), and will attempt to become the first player from
Rutgers to be selected in the first round since Roy Hinson in 1983.

“I’d like to thank Coach Hill and the Rutgers coaching staff for all of the
hard work they have put in on my behalf,” said Douby. “It’s sad that I will
forego my senior year but, in speaking with my family and others who I am
close to about my future, we felt this was the best decision at this time.”

The school also announced on Monday that forwards Dan Waterstradt and Zack
Gibson have been granted releases to transfer to other schools. Waterstradt, a
sophomore, averaged 1.4 points and 1.3 rebounds last season in 26 games.
Gibson, who saw action in 10 games as a freshman last season, averaged 1.1
points and 1.0 rebound per game.