One of the most decorated Maine collegiate players to hit the basketball hardwood, Derek was a four-year starter for the Westbrook College Wildcats. He finished his career with an astounding total of 3,050 points, a Maine college record that still stands today. In fact, Derek led the nation in scoring his senior season, totaling just under 1,000 points.
A two-time Mayflower Conference Player of the Year, Derek held the NAIA career scoring record for several years. He made a splash on the New England basketball scene in 1993 when he was selected NAIA District Rookie of the Year and went on to earn four all-conference selections. He still holds the men’s basketball program’s record for points in a single game with 45.
A native of nearby Cumberland, Maine, Derek went on to basketball stardom after graduation, playing nine seasons of professional basketball. His professional career included stints in England, Russia, Yugoslavia and Germany, as well as a tryout with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA.