Corey Douglas commits to Rams
6/30/2017, 6:41 a.m.
Virginia Commonwealth University has a new basketball player waiting in the wings, but Rams fans will have to wait another season to see him.
Corey Douglas, a 6-foot-8 native of Louisville, Ky., is expected to join VCU’s program in 2018-19 after spending the upcoming season at Tallahassee Community College in Florida.
As a freshman, Douglas played this past season at Rice University in Houston under Coach Mike Rhoades, who is now the head coach at VCU.
Douglas averaged 4.4 points and 3.8 rebounds in 17.2 minutes for nine games before being sidelined by an injury.
Known as a powerful leaper, Douglas set the all-time shot block record at perennial powerhouse Ballard High School in Kentucky.
He also played one postgraduate season at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia before enrolling at Rice.
A second former Rice player, guard Marcus Evans, has transferred to VCU and becomes eligible to play in 2018-19 after sitting out this season in Richmond. Evans hails from Cape Henry Collegiate in Virginia Beach.