Doug Herring Jr. Signs New Contract In France

TORONTO, August 18, 2017 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Doug Herring Jr. has signed a new contract with BC Orchies of the French Nationale Masculine 1 (NM1).

Herring Jr., a 6’3” point guard, began last season with Defensor Sporting Club Montevideo in the Liga Uruguaya de Basketball. After six games with Defensor, Herring Jr. signed with the London Lighting of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) and helped lead them to the 2016-17 NBLC championship. In 42 games in London, Herring Jr. averaged 10.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.4 steals per game. USbasket.com named Herring Jr. an All-NBLC Honorable Mention.

A Poughkeepsie, New York native, Herring Jr. attended Poughkeepsie High School before playing his collegiate basketball at Utica College. There he was a starter and an impact player for four seasons. As a freshman in 2006, Herring Jr. was named the Empire 8 Athletics Conference Rookie of the Year. In 2008, he received national attention as a finalist for the Bob Cousey Award, which is given to the top point guard across all NCAA divisions. That season, Herring Jr. averaged 18.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. In 2009, Herring Jr. was selected as an All-Empire 8 First Team member. Upon graduation from Utica, Herring Jr. was the school’s all-time assist leader with 451 assists, and second all-time leading scorer, with 1,587 career points.

After leaving Utica College, Herring Jr. played three seasons in the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (APBL). During his time there, Herring Jr. broke APBL records for most points in a single game with 66, and most assists in a single game with 20. He then signed with the St. John Mill Rats, where he was an NBLC All Star in 2013-2014. In 44 appearances that season, Herring Jr. averaged 17.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 5.1 assists. He then moved to the United Kingdom for a season with the Bristol Academy Flyers in 2014 before returning to Saint John the following year. During his 2015-2016 season, Herring Jr. led the Mill Rats to the NBLC semi finals and was named to the USbasket.com All-NBLC Second Team.

Herring Jr. is excited to get another opportunity to play overseas.

“I can’t wait to get to France in a few days and start training with my new club, Orchies,” said Herring Jr. “I hope to make an impact in NM1 both scoring the ball and distributing it.”

BC Orchies finished last season with a 19-15 record, good for sixth place in the NM1 division.

“We are pleased to sign Doug Herring Jr.,” said Fabrice Courcier, Head Coach of BC Orchies. “I was looking for a true PG with vision and basketball IQ, who was excellent at reading the pick and roll and a great shooter. Welcome Doug!”

For more information and individual box scores for Doug throughout the season, please visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/Doug-Herring.

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