“It was a good season. We had a tough time on the road all season. We had a new system we struggled with early,” Douglass said. “We got to our holiday tournament and beat a couple of bigger schools. We played Lowell which was a buzzsaw but we figured some things out. We won quite a few in a row and overall had a great year.”
Douglass added he enjoyed playing for Howell.
“I loved coach Howell coming in and coaching us. He’s a great guy. I could talk about anything with him,” he said. “It was great having him this year. He changed our offense and defense and I had a tough time adjusting at first. I wish I had one more year and see what I could do. He’ll have a great coaching career.”
Douglass said he had a couple of D-III offers to play basketball but will instead attend Purdue for academics.
The following is a question-and-answer session with Douglass.
Q. Of the sports you play, which is your favorite? Why?
A. Basketball, because I have been playing it my whole life and have made so many friends over the years because of it.
Q. How did you first get started in sports? At what age?
A. When I was 4 my parents signed me up for T-ball at Twelve Mile and basketball at the YMCA.
Q. Do you have any family members who played sports?
A. Both of my grandpas played basketball at Grass Creek and Richland Center. My dad played football, wrestled and golfed at Caston. My mom played basketball at Caston. My sister played volleyball. My little brother played football and basketball with me.
Q. How do you feel you’ve improved as an athlete since you first started playing?