Second Year Canadian British Guard Kiefer Douse returned to the Leicester Riders in September on the back of a treble winning rookie season with the club alongside studying at Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics. After playing a majority of the 2017/18 season as the starting Point Guard Douse continued to contribute a key member of the Guard rotation in the 2018/19 season.
Standing at 6’3 Douse possess good size for his position and this combined with his explosive first step and ability to rise up around the basket has made the Canadian Guard one of the Riders most entertaining players to watch over the past 2 seasons. Kiefer’s skillset also translated well to the competition faced in the FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged a respectable 9.6 points, 3 rebounds and 2.6 points per game whilst shooting a red hot 53% from behind the 3 point line.
October 24th2018 V Falco Vulcano – FIBA Europe Cup
Stat Line: 20 Points (6-11 FG), 5 Rebounds, 2 Assists
Kiefer Douse scored a team high 20 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in the Riders 80-65 defeat to Falco Vulcano in the FIBA Europe Cup. Despite the defeat Douse caused problems for Falco all evening, slashing to the basket as well as shooting an impressive 3 for 3 from behind he arc. Kiefer led the Riders to a second half comeback that unfortunately fell short as Falco kept the Riders at arms length and secured the victory.
October 20th2018 V London City Royals – BBL Championship
Stat Line: 14 Points (6-7 FG), 1 Rebound, 2 Assists
The Leicester Riders faced the London City Royals in their first BBL Championship Game of the season at the Morningside Arena in late October. The Riders got out to a lightening quick start which was punctuated by a Douse jab step to the middle followed by an explosive one handed dunk as the Riders ran out to an early 13 point lead. Douse shot 2 for 2 from behind the arc and slashed to the basket for 2 crucial layups late in the game as the Riders came back from behind in the fourth to secure a 4 point win in overtime.
April 20th2019 V Worcester Wolves – BBL Championship
Stat Line: 21 Points, 1 Rebound, 1 Assist
The Leicester Riders defeated the Worcester Wolves 121-70 in the biggest win by any team in the BBL this season as Kiefer Douse joint top scored with 21 Points. Douse played his part in a balanced and efficient Riders attack slashing to the Basket in the open floor and also hitting a couple of his trademark step back mid jumpers. It was an extremely efficient game for the Riders Guard who managed to score his 21 points in just 18 minutes on court.