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Full Name: Derrick Zimmerman
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-3
Birthdate: December 2, 1981 (Monroe, LA)
Team: Mississippi State University

NBA DRAFT 2003
Selected in the second round (40th overall) by the Golden State Warriors


College Career
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1999-00 30 0 49 124 .395 23 38 .605 62 43 36 14 130 4.3
2000-01 31 5 53 115 .461 32 56 .571 85 89 36 20 142 4.6
2001-02 35 35 116 218 .532 80 139 .576 141 210 75 29 322 9.2
2002-03 31 31 99 208 .476 63 97 .649 128 172 58 26 276 8.9
Totals 127 71 317 665 .477 198 330 .600 416 514 205 89 870 6.9
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 9-for-32 (.281); 2000-01, 4-for-24 (.167); 2001-02, 10-for-34 (.294); 2002-03, 15-for-52 (.288). Totals: 38-for-142 (.268).

Career Notes: Played four seasons at Mississippi State...Averaged 6.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.61 steals in 127 games...Was twice named Third-Team All-SEC by the Associated Press and was a two-time member of the SEC All-Tournament team...Set all-time school records in career assists (514) and games played...Also ranks second on MSUís all-time list with 205 career steals...During his four year career, helped lead Bulldogs to a combined 80-47 record, including a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, an SEC Western Division championship and an SEC Tournament title

(2002-03): Appeared in 31 games (31 starts), averaging 8.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.87 steals in 33.0 minutes...Earned Third-Team All-SEC honors after leading the SEC in assists and finishing third in steals...Led the team in assists, steals, blocks (26) and dunks (28)...Scored a career-high 21 points at South Alabama...Nearly recorded the schoolís first-ever triple double with nine points, 11 assists and nine rebounds in an SEC Tournament semi-final win over LSU...Named to the SEC All-Tournament team...Was named the teamís best defensive player.

(2001-02): Appeared in 35 games (35 starts), averaging 9.2 points, 4. 0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.14 steals in 32.7 minutes...Led the SEC in assists and ranked tied for 20th in the NCAA...His 210 assists and 75 steals both ranked third on the schoolís all-time single season list...Also led the team with 29 blocks and 27 dunks...Became the first player in school history to lead the team in assists, blocks and steals during the same season...Shot 53.2% from the field...Posted one double-double...Shared MSUís Most Improved Player award with Mario Austin after doubling his scoring, assist and steal totals from the previous season.


(2000-01): Appeared in 31 games (five starts), averaging 4.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.16 steals in 20.6 minutes...Averaged 13.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in three NIT Tournament games...Voted teamís best defensive player after tying for the team lead with 36 steals and pacing the team with 20 blocks...Ranked second on the team in assists (89) and dunks (14).

(1999-2000): Appeared in 30 games, averaging 4.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.20 steals in 16.5 minutes...Led the team with 36 steals and finished second with 11 dunks...Also finished second on the team with 36 steals and third with 43 assists.

Personal: Full name is Derrick Dewayne Zimmerman...Was a four-year All-District performer at Wossman High School in Monroe, LA, playing for his father Dale...Was named Louisianaís Class 4A Player of the Year after averaging 30.2 points, 11.8 rebounds, 11.2 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.3 blocks per game as a senior...Earned Honorable Mention All-USA Team honors from USA Today...Left high school as Wossmanís all-time leading scorer with 2,490 points...Is the son of Dale and Addie Zimmerman.

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