PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers guard Quincy Douby will forgo
his senior season and enter the NBA draft, coach Fred Hill
Douby, a first-team All-Big East selection, was sixth nationally
in scoring last season at 25.4 points per game and was named
honorable mention All-America by The Associated Press.
The 6-3, 175-pound Douby leaves Rutgers as the sixth-leading
scorer in school history, with 1,690 points. He set Rutgers
single-season records for scoring (839 points) and 3-point field
goals (116), along the with single-game record of nine 3s.
"I wish Quincy the very best as he pursues his dream of being
an NBA first round draft pick," Hill said in a written statement.
"He was the first Rutgers player to ever be named All-Big East
first team, which was a tremendous accomplishment. Rutgers has not
had a first-round NBA draft pick since 1983 [Roy Hinson] and has
not had a player make the NBA since John Battle in 1985. It would
be fantastic if Quincy could be the next one."
Rutgers also announced Monday that two players had been granted
releases to transfer to other schools.
Waterstradt, a 6-11, 225-pound forward, averaged 1.4 points and
1.3 rebounds while playing 26 games as a sophomore in 2005-06.
Gibson, a 6-10, 220-pound forward, averaged 1.1 points and 1.0
rebounds in 10 games as a freshman.
Hill, who had been a Rutgers assistant, was named head coach in
March, succeeding Gary Waters, who accepted a buyout and resigned
March 1 with four years left on his contract. Rutgers finished
19-14 last season and earned an appearance in the National