Derrick Alston

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Derrick Alston
Personal information
Born (1972-08-20) August 20, 1972 (age 42)
The Bronx, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Hoboken (Hoboken, New Jersey)
College Duquesne (1990–1994)
NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 1994–2012
Position Center
Number 21, 45
Career history
19941996 Philadelphia 76ers
1996 Atlanta Hawks
1996–1997 Efes Pilsen (Turkey)
1997–1998 TDK Manresa (Spain)
1998–2000 FC Barcelona (Spain)
2000–2002 Pamesa Valencia (Spain)
2002–2003 Real Madrid (Spain)
2003–2005 Lleida (Spain)
2005–2006 BCM Gravelines (France)
2006 Ural Great (Russia)
2006–2007 Türk Telekom (Turkey)
2007–2008 New Zealand Breakers (New Zealand)
2008–2009 Libertad de Sunchales (Argentina)
2009–2010 Boca Juniors (Argentina)
2010 La Unión de Formosa (Argentina)
2011–2012 Boca Juniors (Argentina)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Derrick Samuel Alston (born August 20, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player.

Born in The Bronx, New York, Alston played basketball at Hoboken High School in Hoboken, New Jersey.[1]

Alston, a power forward/center from Duquesne University, started off his professional career when he was selected 33rd overall in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers for whom he played two seasons. He then played 2 games for the Atlanta Hawks in late 1996 before taking his game overseas.

Joining the New Zealand Breakers mid-season 2007-08, Alston made an immediate impact. Statwise, he reached the top 20 in the league for FG%, shooting at 56.0%, and offensive rebounds, while averaging 13.8 ppg and being instrumental in helping the Breakers reach the playoffs for the first time in club history.

In 2012, he joined the staff of the Houston Rockets.[2]


  1. ^ Brennan, John. "ALL-STAR EFFORTS CARRY NETS", The Record (Bergen County), January 14, 1995. Accessed August 12, 2008. "Derrick Alston, a second-round draft choice by the 76ers out of Duquesne, is a Hoboken High School graduate."

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