Found December 06, 2011 on The Dagger:
Midway through an unsuccessful four-year tenure coaching Iowa State, Greg McDermott made the unusual decision he wasn't going to recruit his son to help spark a turnaround. McDermott told Doug, then playing alongside future North Carolina star Harrison Barnes at Ames High School, that he should find somewhere else to play in college unless he'd be interested in coming to Iowa State as a walk-on. The elder McDermott wasn't sure how much longer he'd remain at Iowa State, nor was he confident a 6-foot-7 tweener forward like Doug could make an impact against taller, stronger Big 12 frontlines. "That was a big part of it," McDermott conceded. "I think when you're coaching your son, if you're in a situation where he's not one of your two or three best players, that can cause problems possibly. And to be honest, I wasn't pleased myself at that point in my career at Iowa State with the culture of our program and I thought maybe my son would b...
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