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Utah Jazz | #15 | Forward

Derrick

Favors

PPG

5.5

RPG

5.6

APG

0.7

PIE

11.0

6'9" | 265lb | 29 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Has appeared in 632 career games (436 starts), averaging 11.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.3 blocks in 25.7 minutes with New Jersey and Utah. 2018-19 (UTA): Appeared in 76 games (70 starts), averaging 11.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists in 23.2 minutes per game. Posted 15 double-doubles this season. Scored in double figures on 54 occasions. Led the team in scoring three times, rebounds eight times and assists one time. With 21 minutes on Jan. 9 vs. Orlando, Favors played his 541 game as a Jazzman (currently 576 GP), moving in to the top 10 of games played in franchise history. On March 2 against Milwaukee, Favors logged a career-high-tying 18 rebounds, adding 23 points and three blocks in 32 minutes…set a career-high with 17 three-pointers made. Eighth in the NBA with a 4.8 block percentage. Per Basketball Reference, Favors was the only player in 2018-19 to be in the top 10 in both offensive and defensive rating, eighth in offensive rating (123.7) and sixth in defensive rating (102.3).

BEFORE NBA

Georgia Tech 2009-10: Averaged 12.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 27.5 minutes as a freshman in lone season at Georgia Tech. Ranked fourth in the ACC in rebounding average and second in blocks. Led all ACC freshmen in scoring, rebounding, double-doubles, blocked shots and field goal percentage. Named ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC All-Freshman by conference media. Also a member of The Sporting News’ National All-Freshman team. Earned ACC All-Tournament First Team honors after averaging 17 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while shooting .658 from the floor. Scored a career-high 22 points with 11 rebounds in the ACC Championship Game against Duke. Led the nation and the ACC in field goal percentage entering the NCAA Tournament, but fell below the required minimums on field goals made. Finished the year strong, averaging 15.6 points and 9.1 rebounds over the final 11 contests while shooting .642 from the floor. Posted 21 points and career-high 18 rebounds (eight offensive) at Maryland. Had 11 double-doubles, six in ACC games. Reached double-digits in rebounding 12 games and scoring 27 times. Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors four times.

PERSONAL LIFE

Full name is Derrick Bernard Favors…Son of Deandra Favors…Has an older sister, Tiffany, and a younger brother, Brandon…Has twin daughters…Owns a 7-4 wingspan and 9-2 standing reach…Ambassador for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area to help raise awareness, garner volunteer support and spearhead fundraising…Hosted a back to school party for 25 youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake in the summer of 2015…In the summer of 2012, took part in the annual Jr. Jazz trip, spending a week on the road holding basketball clinics across four states…Hosted a back-to-school clinic for community youth in order to promote education and physical fitness in two consecutive summers (2014, 2015)…During both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, purchased $49,200 worth of tickets to home games, along with Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward and Joe Ingles, enabling local residents from more than 200 different community groups and schools to attend Jazz home games…Started playing basketball at the age of 10 after watching Kobe Bryant play a game…Enjoys playing table tennis and air hockey…Attended the 2016 Salt Lake City Comic Con…A comic book enthusiast…Bought a house for his mom with his first NBA paycheck…Favorite restaurant is Waffle House…Follow him on twitter at @dfavors14.