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Derrick Rowland

Quick Facts

IntroBasketball player
Is Athlete
Sports coach
Basketball coach
Basketball player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Birth 21 June 1959, Brookhaven
Age61 years
Star signCancer


Derrick Rowland (born on June 21, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Pro career (background)

Born in Brookhaven, New York, the 6-5, 195-pound Derrick Rowland completed college at State University of New York at Potsdam. He averaged 18.7 points and 8.8 rebounds to power Potsdam State to the NCAA Division III championship during the 1980-81 season. That same year, Rowland was picked in the 10th round by the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association (NBA) draft. When he failed to make the Denver lineup, Rowland drifted to the Continental league where he played for the Albany Patroons for seven years.

In 1981-82, Rowland averaged 7.3 points for the Rochester Zeniths and was cut the next campaign after playing only four games with the Albany club. In March 1986, he was signed by the Milwaukee Bucks as a free agent, and played 2 games with the Bucks in the 1985-86 NBA season.

Philippine stint

Rowland was one of the two American reinforcements, along with the late Bobby Parks, who played for Shell Rimula X during the Third Conference of the 1988 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) season. He scored a high of 51 points on October 11, 1988, and led his team all the way to the finals.

NBA career statistics

  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season