Full Name: Derrick
Birthdate: December 2, 1981 (Monroe, LA)
Team: Mississippi State University
(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.
(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.