|No. 5 – Benfica|
|League||Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol|
November 9, 1984 |
|Listed height||6 ft 2 3⁄4 in (1.90 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Mountain View
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|2011||Fort Wayne Mad Ants|
|2011–2012||Shinshu Brave Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
Raivio played for four seasons at Gonzaga University under coach Mark Few from 2003-2007. Prior to Gonzaga, Raivio played for Mountain View High School in Vancouver. Raivio set both season and career school records, scoring 1,568 points.
At Gonzaga he was named co-West Coast Conference Player of the Year his senior season. Raivio was named West Coast Conference Co-Player of the Year as a senior, sharing the honor with Sean Denison of Santa Clara. He finished his collegiate career as the second all-time career free throw shooting percentage leader in NCAA Division I history (.927). He finished his career at Gonzaga as the school's 12th all-time leading scorer. He was also second all-time in steals, fourth in assists, and fourth in three-point field goals made at the end of his Gonzaga career.
In 2007, Raivio signed with the Basketball Bundesliga's TBB Trier. In 2010, he signed with the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA D-League. He split the season between the Bayhawks and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. He played the 2011-12 season in Japan for the expansion Shinshu Brave Warriors. In 2012, Raivio signed with Okapi Aalstar of the Ethias League of Belgium. Raivio had an excellent season with Okapi, as he led the league in points (18.7 per game) and index rating (20.7 per game). He led the no. 5 seeded team to a surprising Finals berth, in which Okapi eventually lost 3–2 to Telenet Oostende.
Among his teammates, Raivio was friends with skilled chef and idolized celebrity chef Bobby Flay. His brother Nik also plays in the NBA D-League for the New Mexico Thunderbirds and, like Derek, wears #17. His father Rick Raivio played basketball for the University of Portland - where Nik also played - and is a member of that school's Hall of Fame.
- Gonzaga Athletics: Derek Raivio
- Raivio Named WCC Co-Player of the Year
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