September 11, 2003

The Golden State Warriors have signed 2003 second round draft choice Derrick Zimmerman to a contract, general manager Garry St. Jean announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

Zimmerman, 22, whom the Warriors selected with the 40th overall pick in this past June's NBA Draft, averaged 6.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.61 steals in 127 games during a four-year career at Mississippi State. The 6-1 point guard established a school record with 514 career assists, while also posting a school-best in games played. Playing on the Warriors' summer league team in Los Angeles in early July, Zimmerman averaged 5.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.14 steals in 36.1 minutes over seven games. He also led the team with six blocked shots.