Doug McDermott Could Lead Creighton Bluejays To Big East Title In First Season

By Trevor Lowry
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Creighton Bluejays will be joining the Big East Conference–or what’s left of it–in the 2013-14 college basketball season. Although there will still be some great teams in the conference, Doug McDermott could lead the Bluejays to a Big East title this season.

Sure, Georgetown and Marquette should enter the season in the top 25, but McDermott is that good.

He did average 23.2 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game this past season. Don’t mind his 54.8 percent shooting from the field and 49 percent shooting from behind the arc. Yeah, he is kind of a great shooter and the best part is the fact that he is 6’8”. McDermott is pretty much unstoppable from anywhere on the court no matter what team Creighton is playing.

Butler, St. John’s and Villanova will all have teams that can compete in the Big East, but there is likely no team in this conference that can completely shutdown McDermott. However, there will be other talented players returning, so it is not like he will have to do it all on his own.

Still, he will likely lead the conference in scoring, which should not be a surprise to anyone.

A team always has a fighting chance when it has a player that averages 20 or more points per game.

This is a team that is coming off of an NCAA tournament appearance as a No. 7 seed. The Bluejays have the talent to earn an even higher seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament and winning the Big East would definitely help with that. Although Creighton will not be the favorites in this conference entering the season, no one should count it out, especially with Doug McDermott being on the team.


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