Toney Douglas is a member of the National Basketball Association and plays for the New York Knicks.
He was born on March 16, 1986. His brother, Harry, plays for Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League. This makes them the sixth par of brothers in the NBA and the NHL. While off the basketball court, Douglas is very involved in his community.
He was actively involved in the Knicks Basketball Summer Clinics, helping to teach participants fundamentals of shooting, offense and defense. He also joined his teammates and several high status celebrities at the Knicks Bowl XI. This charity event raised over 2 million dollars for the Garden of Dreams Foundation.
High School and College Basketball
Douglas’ basketball career began in high school. He attended Jonesboro High School, located in Jonesboro, Georgia, where he was born and raised. He was a starting player for them for three years. Upon graduation from high school, Douglas began playing basketball for Auburn University.
However, he became irritated by his role as a shooting guard and decided to transfer to Florida State University. Over his four year college career, he had a .802 free throw percentage and averaged 16.2 points per game. He ended his college years as Florida’s fifth all time scorer with a total of 1,655 points. He was also fifth in free throw percentage and free pointers.
In his one year at Auburn, Douglas was named to the All-SEC Freshman team and the Freshman All-American Third Team. Then, in his junior year at Florida State, he received All-ACC Defensive Team and All-ACC Third Team honors. He also received several honors in his senior year.
He was named to the All-ACC First Team, and was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year. Further, The Associated Press and The Sporting News named him to the Third Team All-American. That year, he averaged a career high of 21.5 points per game.
In 2009, Douglas was selected in the first round of the draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. But, he was traded by the Lakers to the Knicks in exchange for a second round draft pick in 2011 along with cash considerations.
In his rookie season for the Knicks, Douglas made 68 three pointers, a rookie record for the team. He played in 56 games and started in 12, averaging 8.6 points per game and making an average of 2 assists. Currently he is averaging 10.8 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game.