Derrick Favors

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Derrick Favors
Derrick Favors cropped.jpg
No. 15 – Utah Jazz
Position Power Forward / Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1991-07-15) July 15, 1991 (age 22)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 268 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school South Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia)
College Georgia Tech (2009–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Pro playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 New Jersey Nets
2011–present Utah Jazz
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Derrick Bernard Favors (born July 15, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a 6-foot-10-inch (2.08 m) Center who played for Georgia Tech. On June 24, 2010, he was drafted 3rd overall by the New Jersey Nets.

High school career[edit]

Favors played high school basketball at South Atlanta High School, where he was ranked as one of the best high school basketball players in the class of 2009. Scout.com rated him the #1 player in the country,[1] #2 in the ESPNU100,[2] and #4 by Rivals.com. On March 14, 2009, he led South Atlanta to the Georgia Class AAA state championship. He scored 38 points and had 21 rebounds in the championship game against Westover High School.[3] He was named to the 2009 McDonald's All-American Team. He led the East to a 113–110 victory and was named the MVP of the game. He scored 19 points and had 8 rebounds.[4] Favors was selected to participate in the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon but pulled out due to personal reasons[5] and he was also selected to play in the 2009 Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden where he scored a game-high 21 points and was named MVP for the black team, while Renardo Sidney was named MVP for the white team.[6] He finished his senior season averaging 28.1 points, 13.3 rebounds, 5.0 blocks, 3.0 steals and 2.0 assists per game and holds the career records in points (2,341), rebounds (1,511) and blocked shots (741).[7]

College career[edit]

Favors committed to Georgia Tech in January 2009, which he chose over Georgia, Memphis and North Carolina State.

Favors played both power forward and center for Paul Hewitt's Yellow Jackets. The front court consisted of a three man rotation of Favors, Gani Lawal and Zach Peacock. In ACC games, he averaged 11.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game and shot 62.5% from the field. He also helped lead the Yellow Jackets to the ACC tournament finals against Duke. During the tournament, he posted 17 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3 blocks per game.

Season Games Mins FG% FT% Pts Rebs Asts Stls Blks PF
2009–10
36
27.5 .611 0.629 12.4
8.4
1
0.9 2.1 2.6

Favors was named ACC Rookie of the Year and to the ACC All-Freshman Team.[7]

Professional career[edit]

On April 9, 2010, Derrick Favors announced he would forgo his final three years of college eligibility to enter the 2010 NBA Draft.[8] The New Jersey Nets drafted him 3rd overall.

On February 23, 2011, Favors was traded, along with Devin Harris and two first round draft picks to the Utah Jazz for Deron Williams.[9]

On October 19, 2013, Favors signed a four-year contract extension with the Jazz.[10]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 New Jersey 56 23 19.5 .511 .000 .612 5.3 0.4 0.3 0.7 6.3
2010–11 Utah 22 4 20.2 .529 .000 .561 5.2 0.8 0.5 1.2 8.2
2011–12 Utah 65 9 21.2 .499 .000 .649 6.5 0.7 0.6 1.0 8.8
2012–13 Utah 77 8 23.2 .482 .000 .688 7.1 1.0 0.9 1.7 9.4
2013–14 Utah 73 73 30.2 .522 .000 .669 8.7 1.2 1.0 1.5 13.3
Career 293 117 23.5 .506 .000 .656 6.9 0.8 0.7 1.3 9.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 Utah 4 1 29.0 .417 .000 .586 9.5 0.5 1.3 1.5 11.8
Career 4 1 29.0 .417 .000 .586 9.5 0.5 1.3 1.5 11.8

Endorsements[edit]

Favors signed a shoe deal with Adidas just before the 2010 NBA Draft.[11] Favors has been loyal to Adidas since he was 15, when he was playing for his AAU team, the Atlanta Celtics.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Favors #1 by Scout. Scouthoops.scout.com. Retrieved on 2011-06-14.
  2. ^ Favors #2 by ESPNU. Insider.espn.go.com. Retrieved on 2011-06-14.
  3. ^ Derrick Favors caps career in style. Insider.espn.go.com. Retrieved on 2011-06-14.
  4. ^ Favors Named MVP of McDonalds All American Game.
  5. ^ Derrick Favors Pulls Out of Nike Hoop Summit. Draftexpress.com (2009-03-23). Retrieved on 2011-06-14.
  6. ^ Big men shine in Jordan Brand Classic. Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved on 2011-06-14.
  7. ^ a b "Derrick Favors Player Bio". 
  8. ^ Favors Going Pro
  9. ^ "Jazz Obtains Harris and Favors from New Jersey". NBA.com. 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  10. ^ Utah Jazz sign Derrick Favors to contract extension
  11. ^ Adidas Signs Lottery Pick Derrick Favors. Boards.ign.com (2010-01-07). Retrieved on 2011-06-14.
  12. ^ Loyal To The Game. Slamonline.com (2010-07-02). Retrieved on 2011-06-14.

External links[edit]