February 28, 1965 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||209 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Calvert Hall College
|College||Georgia Tech (1984–1988)|
|NBA draft||1988 / Undrafted|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|1989–1990||Topeka Sizzlers (CBA)|
|1997–1999||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Duane Ferrell (born February 28, 1965) is retired American professional basketball player.
Early life and college career
Ferrell attended high school at Calvert Hall College in Towson, Maryland where he was part of the 1982 National Championship team, the number one rated high school team in the country during his junior year. He went on to attend Georgia Tech from 1984 to 1988. Ferrell was named the 1985 Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year and went on to average 18.6 points per game during his senior year at Georgia Tech.
Professional basketball career
Duane Ferrell was never drafted but found his way into the NBA after being signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Hawks in 1988. Ferrell would go on to play in six seasons with the Hawks in the reserve role. His best season came in 1991–92, where he produced a career high of 12.7 points per game while averaging 24.2 minutes per game with Atlanta. In the 1989–90 season, Ferrell started the year playing 40 games for the Topeka Sizzlers in the Continental Basketball Association, averaging 24.3 points per game and earning CBA Newcomer of the Year honors. His performance earned him a return trip to the Hawks to end the season.
After three seasons in Indiana, Ferrell and Pacers teammate Erick Dampier were traded to the Golden State Warriors for All-Star veteran Chris Mullin on August 12, 1997. Ferrell finished his NBA career with the Warriors, amassing a total of 11 seasons in the league with five NBA Playoffs runs (three times with the Hawks and twice with the Pacers).
He also worked as the Player Relations and Programs Manager for the Atlanta Hawks until early 2016. Ferrell also gives back to the sport through his involvement with On Court Player Development, a basketball academy and community organization that seeks to develop grassroots basketball programs.
- "Jack Not the Only Jacket Getting NBA Chance". Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site. 2005-07-08. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
- 1991-92 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 263
- "Pacers add forward Ferrell". Baltimore Sun. 1994-10-01. p. C2. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
- "Mullin Traded To Indiana -- Golden State Gets Dampier, Ferrell For Five-Time All-Star". The Associated Press. The Seattle Times. 1997-08-12. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
- "On Court - Player Development: About Us". On Court Player Development. Archived from the original on January 7, 2009. Retrieved 2008-11-16.