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DeMar DeRozan

  • Full Name: DeMar Darnell DeRozan
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-7 / 220
  • Birthdate: August 7, 1989
  • College: Southern California
Southern California
2008-09 35 35 192 367 0.523 95 147 0.646 6 36 0.137 201 51 31 13 485 13.9
Totals 35 35 192 367 0.523 95 147 0.646 6 36 0.137 201 51 31 13 485 13.9

An early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights:

Earned First Team Pac-10 All-Freshman honors and was named Pac-10 Tournament MVP. His 485 points ranks third all-time for a USC freshman and his 201 rebounds ranks fourth.

Freshman (2008-09):

Ranked third on team in points (13.9 ppg), second in rebounds (5.7 rpg), third in assists (1.5 apg), and second in field-goal percentage (.523, eighth-best in conference). Started all 35 games, scoring in double figures 28 times and posting four double-doubles. Scored a career-high 25 points on 10-for-16 shooting to lead his team to a win over Arizona State in the Pac-10 Tournament final. Scored 21 points along with a career-high 13 rebounds against UCLA in the Pac-10 Tournament semifinals. Averaged 19.8 points in USCís five postseason games.

High School:

Earned First Team Parade All-America honors and First Team Best in the West honors as a senior. Named to McDonaldís All-America team, where he scored 10 points and won the Slam Dunk Competition. Earned Second Team All-USA honors from USA Today. Was invited to the Jordan Brand Classic and the Nike Hoop Summit, scoring a team-high 17 points in the latter. Named to California All-State team and named Moore League MVP. As a senior, averaged 29.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 3.0 steals in leading Compton High to consecutive Moore League championships. As a junior, averaged 22.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 3.2 steals, while averaging 22.6 points and 8.4 rebounds as a sophomore, and 26.1 points and 8.4 rebounds as a freshman.

Strengths: Big swingman with top-flight athleticism and a very high motor. Dangerous transition player and finisher around the basket. Capable of defending multiple positions with his size and lateral quickness. Good rebounder for his position.

Personal: Son of Frank and Diane. First dunked a basketball in sixth grade.

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