If you happen to be in Omaha, Neb., and want to meet one of college basketball's best players, you would do well to hang around the bargain Blu-ray bin wherever lame '90s comedies go to die. Creighton superstar Doug McDermott is probably there, using his long arms to shuffle through the Adam Sandler and Robin Williams vehicles in the hopes of boosting his video library.
"I'm collecting movies right now," says the two-time first-team All-American power forward after a recent practice. "I like to hit the five dollar video section at Target. All the guys make fun of me for that -- 'Dude, haven't you ever heard of Netflix?', that kind of thing." Recent acquisitions include Jumanji and Home Alone 2 (also, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, a far superior vintage that is a genuine gold nugget amongst the aforementioned pyrite). Surely Black Sheep and Coneheads aren't far off.
"To put it frankly, I'm kind of a boring dude," McDermott admits.
To cognescenti of college hoops, he is anything but.