|From||United States of America|
|Birth||21 June 1959, Brookhaven|
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.
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
|GP||Games 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|