Derrick Zimmerman

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Derrick Zimmerman
Derrick Zimmerman dunk 2011 Russian Superleague All-Star.jpg
No. 22 – Energa Czarni Słupsk
Position Guard
League Polish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1981-12-02) December 2, 1981 (age 33)
Monroe, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Wossman (Monroe, Louisiana)
College Mississippi State (1999–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2005 Columbus Riverdragons (D-League)
2005–2006 Austin Toros (D-League)
2006 New Jersey Nets
2006–2007 Brose Baskets (Germany)
2007 Air Avellino (Italy)
2007–2008 HKK Široki (Bosnia)
2008–2010 Budivelnik (Ukraine)
2010–2011 Hoverla Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine)
2011–2012 Kyiv (Ukraine)
2012–2013 Dnipro-Azot (Ukraine)
2013 EnBW Ludwigsburg (Germany)
2014–present Energa Czarni Słupsk (Poland)
Career highlights and awards

Derrick Dewayne Zimmerman (born December 2, 1981) is an American professional basketball player. He played collegiately at Mississippi State University.

For the Mississippi State Bulldogs, he averaged 8.9 points, 5.5 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 0.8 blocks. He shot 15 of 52 three-pointers as a senior and 64.9% on free throws.

He was selected 40th overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors, and played two games with the NBA's New Jersey Nets during the 2005-06 season. He played in the NBA D-League for the Columbus Riverdragons (2004–05) and Austin Toros (2005–06). Derrick was named the NBDL's Defensive Player of the Year for two consecutive seasons (Austin 2005-06, Columbus 2004-05). On December 2006 he signed a one-month contract with Brose Baskets Bamberg in the German Basketball Bundesliga. After his contract expired, he signed with Italian team Air Avellino until the end of the season. After that he signed with the Ukrainian club Budivelnyk Kyiv in summer 2008.

In 2011, Zimmerman joined BC Kyiv.[1]


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