December 14, 2002
Ruben Douglas earns conference honor Former Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball star Ruben Douglas has started his senior college season on an offensive tear. As a starting shooting guard for the University of New Mexico, Douglas is showing his prowess as a scorer and team leader for the Lobos. Monday, Douglas -- 6 feet 5, 200 pounds -- was honored as the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week after leading the Lobos to two victories last week.
November 28, 2001
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- When Ruben Douglas was at Bellarmine-Jefferson High, breaking boys' basketball records was common place for the sharpshooting guard. Now a junior at University of New Mexico, Douglas is again setting new standards. Friday, Douglas scored a career-high 35 points, including a school-record nine three-pointers, to lead the Lobos to an 85-66 win against University of the Pacific in the opening game of the State farm Hispanic College Fund Classic at New Mexico.
March 17, 2001
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- When Ruben Douglas was a basketball player for the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' team, it was hard to stop him when he was on a hot streak. The same is proving to be true for the 6-foot-4 sophomore guard in college, playing for the University of New Mexico men's team. Wednesday, Douglas rode a hot streak in an opening National Invitational Tournament game, scoring a game-high 27 points to lead the host Lobos to an 83-73 victory.
April 2, 2003
Douglas invited to elite NBA camp Former Bellarmine-Jefferson High basketball star Ruben Douglas might have ended his college career at University of New Mexico. However, the high-scoring shooting guard will have one more chance to shine and he could increase his stock as a possible NBA player. Douglas has been invited to the NBA Pre-Draft Camp June 3 to 6 at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. At the event, college players will get a chance to shine in front of NBA coaches and executives from all of the league's teams.
January 31, 2004
Scoring isn't Greek for Bell-Jeff grad Douglas Former Bellarmine-Jefferson High basketball standout Ruben Douglas has continued to put up impressive numbers as a professional, after leading the NCAA in scoring last season -- tallying 783 points in 28 games (27.96 average) -- during his senior year at the University of New Mexico. Through 17 games in the 26-game Greek First Division season, Douglas, a 6-foot-4 rookie, is averaging a team-best 19.4 points per game for Panionios Idrogios (6-11)
March 14, 2001
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- Two former basketball standouts from Bellarmine-Jefferson High have made an impact in collegiate competition this season. However, as the season is still going for Ruben Douglas and the men's team at University of New Mexico, Jaclyn Johnson of the University of Kansas women's team has ended her fine college career. For Douglas, 6-foot-4 sophomore guard, he and the Lobos came within four points of qualifying for the NCAA tournament which begins this week.
January 15, 2003
Jeff Tully Catching up with local players competing in college: BURBANK -- Ruben Douglas (Bellarmine-Jefferson High) New Mexico: The former Bell-Jeff standout is having a high-scoring senior season for the Lobos. Douglas -- a 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard -- had one of his best performances of the season Monday in a 74-58 opening Mountain West Conference loss to host Colorado State. Douglas scored a game-high 35 points, 26 of which came in the second half.
March 22, 2003
Jeff Tully When Ruben Douglas was named CIF Southern Section Division IV Player of the Year in 1998, he proved he was a top talent among a fine group of athletes. However, what the men's basketball player accomplished this season at University of New Mexico is the finest feat in Douglas' illustrious career. Last week, Douglas, a senior, finished the NCAA regular season as the top scorer in the nation. He ended his collegiate career with a 28-point average, scoring 783 points in 28 games.
December 16, 2000
A lex Leon BURBANK -- For the past year, former Bellarmine-Jefferson High standout Ruben Douglas has been perhaps the best practice men's basketball player in America. Since he transferred from the University of Arizona to the University of New Mexico in December 1999, the 21-year-old has been limited to just practicing with the Lobos. In order not to lose a year of eligibility, NCAA rules require a player transferring from one Division I university to another to sit out one year before becoming eligible to play.
July 28, 2004
Jeff Tully Ruben Douglas wasn't given an opportunity to play in the NBA. But through hard work and perseverance, the former Bellarmine-Jefferson High standout is hoping to prove he belongs among the basketball elite in the league. This summer, Douglas has landed a spot on the with the Utah Jazz's summer pro league team, and he has put on some impressive performances. His best outing came July 20, when Douglas helped lead the Jazz to a 72-70 victory against the Chicago Bulls.