December 2, 1981 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Wossman (Monroe, Louisiana)|
|College||Mississippi State (1999–2003)|
|NBA draft||2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall|
|Selected by the Golden State Warriors|
|2006||New Jersey Nets|
|2013||Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg|
|2014||Energa Czarni Słupsk|
|Career highlights and awards|
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). In December 2006, he signed a one-month contract with Brose Baskets of the German Basketball Bundesliga. After his contract expired, he signed with Italian team Air Avellino until the end of the season.
In February 2013, Zimmerman moved to Germany and signed with Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg for the rest of the season. In January 2014, after a couple months without a club, he signed with Energa Czarni Słupsk of Poland for the rest of the season.
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