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The true measure of Doug McDermott

Creighton senior on the verge of becoming eighth to reach 3,000 points

Updated: March 7, 2014, 12:37 AM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- There's a long strip of wood hanging in a house in Cedar Falls, Iowa, that might soon be worth some money. Mary Weld isn't interested in selling; it's a family keepsake. When her sons were growing up, she marked their growth spurts on this strip on the wall, and then when a polite young tyke named Doug McDermott started hanging around the house all the time, she figured heck, why not measure him, too?

The task started off easy, but then McDermott shot up nearly 3 ...

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