Future150 Midwest Analyst. Covering Midwest high school basketball.
Lee, ME (Future150) -- Kiefer Douse might not be a household name yet, but that could change in the very new future. Standing at 6-foot-3, Douse has great size for the lead guard position and uses it to his advantage.
" I compare my game to Kendall Marshall, just a tough and efficient point guard that gets the job done. I`m a big point guard but I love to pass first and lead my team to wins and when I watch UNC play I see a lot of me in him." He said. WIth such a confidence to his game, it's no doubt that Douse has what it take in order to be the main man at Lee Academy next year. "Honestly, playing under Coach Gaithers has been a wonderful experience. He is the type of coach who has structure, but at the same time lets you play the game and use your own knowledge to get it done on the floor. Also, this year at Lee. we had a very special group - going 29-10 overall was the best in school history - it is going to be a challenge next year to top that. Having said that, it is more then possible if we get the right players coming in and go hard every practice. This year, I carried a large load, but next year I will be looked upon to score the ball more and I am more than ready to take on that role. In all actuality, I'm ready to do whatever it takes for Lee Academy to come out with a win." Douse said. While Lee isn't considered to be a top program in New England, they will always be a tough out with Douse running the show.
Still, there seems to be a lack of hype about the talented guard from Canada, giving him a chip on his shoulder. " In my own mind I believe I have bust my butt all year long, but the best is yet to come. I have a whole summer to train with the infamous John Lucas and Pete Strobl, so all the hard work is ahead of me, just trying to be a sponge by taking all I can from these trainers. Being the "Underdog" has many benefits and I have loved taking on that role, regardless of being a underdog or not ... I'm just staying hungry and humble and will let God take care of the rest,"
Douse will take a visit to St. Bonaventure on Friday when his Houston Franchize program comes to play in the Rumble in The Bronx tournament. While The Bonnies are after him he said he would like to hear from teams on the west coast as this summer progresses. Right now he is hearing from Texas Tech, TCU, Alabama, SMU, Oklahoma, UCF, Lehigh, South Carolina, Wichita State, Creighton, St. Joe's, Pitt, Clemson, George Mason, Arkansas State, NC State, San Diego State, and St. Bonaventure. Look for Douse to draw more interest soon.