Derrick Chievous

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Derrick Chievous
Personal information
Born (1967-07-03) July 3, 1967 (age 51)
New York City, New York
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolHoly Cross
(Queens, New York)
CollegeMissouri (1984–1988)
NBA draft1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career1988–1996
PositionSmall forward
Number3, 33
Career history
19881990Houston Rockets
19901991Cleveland Cavaliers
1991–1992Albany Patroons
1992Rapid City Thrillers
1992–1993Quad City Thunder
1995–1996Quilmes de Mar del Plata
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Derrick Joseph Chievous (born July 3, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player who played the forward position, and played three seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) after being selected by the Houston Rockets in the first round (16th pick overall) of the 1988 NBA draft. Chievous played at Missouri from 1984-88 and led the Tigers to three NCAA Tournament appearances and a Big Eight regular-season and tournament title.

Chievous played in the NBA from 1988 to 1991 for the Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers. His best season came during his rookie campaign as a member of the Rockets, when he appeared in 81 games and averaged 9.3 ppg.

Before that, Chievous played collegiately at the University of Missouri, becoming the school's all-time scoring leader with 2,580 points over his collegiate career.[1] Chievous was inducted into the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 1996.[2] On November 1, 2012 it was announced that Chievous would be part of the "Class of 2012" inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on November 15.[3]

His son Quinton (b. 1992) played basketball at the University of Tennessee and Hampton University.

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  1. ^ University of Missouri Official Player Bio
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  3. ^ "Willie Smith and Derrick Chievous are headed to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame". Associated Press via KTVO-TV website. November 1, 2012. Retrieved November 1, 2012.

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