A mid-August family vacation will allow Doug McDermott another chance to recharge his batteries before the start of classes at Creighton later this month.
The junior forward has been maintaining a low profile when it comes to training since returning from the LeBron James camp in early July. His father and coach said it was necessary after what had been almost two years of non-stop activity.
“He needed some rest,’’ Greg McDermott said. “He really didn’t have any time off for two years, and that can be as taxing mentally as it is physically.
“When Doug got though with the LeBron camp, we decided that we needed to take a month or six weeks to let his body and his mind rest a little.’’
McDermott’s whirlwind of activity started shortly after his father took the Creighton job in the spring of 2010. Doug reported to campus in June to begin preparing for a season that many thought he see him sit out as a redshirt.