Mount Vernon point guard Josh Doughty has joined the recent list of seniors to determine their future home. On Tuesday, the electric playmaker committed to Northwood University, an NAIA Division school in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Doughty visited Northwood late last month. He will follow in the footsteps of other locals who have called former Villanova coach Rollie Massimino’s program home, including Port Chester’s Melvin Calhoun and Lincoln’s Lester Hunte.
Of course, Northwood boasted another local this season: White Plains’ Ra’Shad James. The highlight-reel guard, who had transferred after a season at Iona, earned Sun Conference and NAIA Division II national Player of the Year honors as a senior.
Doughty, a 5-foot-10 guard, played three seasons at Mount Vernon. He was a reserve on two state championship teams and averaged a team-best 13.6 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 steals and hit a team-high 44 3-pointers this season. Doughty was named a first-team All-Star by The Journal News and first-team Lower Hudson by the LHBCA.