Derrick Zimmerman

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Derrick Zimmerman
Derrick Zimmerman dunk 2011 Russian Superleague All-Star.jpg
Personal information
Born (1981-12-02) December 2, 1981 (age 35)
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
Playing career 2003–2014
Position Guard
Career history
2003–2005 Columbus Riverdragons
2005–2006 Austin Toros
2006 New Jersey Nets
2006–2007 Brose Baskets
2007 Air Avellino
2007–2008 HKK Široki
2008–2010 Budivelnyk
2010–2011 Hoverla Ivano-Frankivsk
2011–2012 BC Kyiv
2012–2013 Dnipro-Azot
2013 Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg
2014 Energa Czarni Słupsk
Career highlights and awards

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

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

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.[1] 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).[2] In December 2006, he signed a one-month contract with Brose Baskets of the German Basketball Bundesliga.[3] After his contract expired, he signed with Italian team Air Avellino until the end of the season.

In the summer of 2008, he signed with the Ukrainian club Budivelnyk Kyiv. He stayed in Ukraine till 2013, and later played with Hoverla Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv and Dnipro-Azot.

In February 2013, Zimmerman moved to Germany and signed with Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg for the rest of the season.[4] In January 2014, after a couple months without a club, he signed with Energa Czarni Słupsk of Poland for the rest of the season.[5]


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