DeMar DeRozan life and biography

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DeMar DeRozan biography

Date of birth : 1989-08-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Compton, California, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-06
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, shooting guard for the Toronto raptors, NBA Draft

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DeMar DeRozan is an American professional basketball player, selected ninth overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. DeRozan played college basketball at USC for the Trojans. He is a 6'7", 220 lb shooting guard for the Toronto Raptors.

CAREER:

First-round draft choice (ninth overall) by Toronto in 2009. Participated with the Raptors’ entry in the 2009 Las Vegas Summer League … Finished second on the team in scoring at 17.0 and third in rebounds at 4.8 … Started all five games, scoring in double figures in each … Had a high of 20 points three times; vs. Detroit, Phoenix and Milwaukee … Had a high of six rebounds against Portland and Milwaukee.

2009-2010:
Averaged 8.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 21.6 minutes in 77 games ... Ranked fifth among rookies with a .498 shooting percentage and tied for13th in scoring (8.6) ... Scored a career-high 24 points on nine-of-11 shooting from the field and nine rebounds Apr. 14 vs. New York ...Shot a perfect four-of-four from the floor and two-of-two from the line for 10 points Apr. 6 at Cleveland ... Came off the bench for the first time Mar. 26 vs. Denver and led the reserves in scoring with 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting ... Passed Chris Bosh for third on the team’s all-time rookie starts list with 65 starting assignments ... Logged a career-high 35:21 minutes Mar. 17 vs. Atlanta, finishing with 19 points on seven-of-12 shooting from the floor ... Connected on a carrer-best eight-of-11 from the field and made two-of-three from the line for 18 points Mar. 13 at Golden State … Averaged 8.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and shot .481 (25-for-52) from the field during eight games in February ... Grabbed a career-high four offensive rebounds Feb. 28 at Oklahoma City … Defeated L.A. Clippers guard Eric Gordon at the inaugural NBA All-Star Dunk-In during halftime of the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam at All-Star Weekend in Dallas ... Advanced to the Sprite Slam Dunk contest where he finished second to New York’s Nate Robinson ... Returned to the lineup after missing five games (Jan. 27-Feb. 3) with a sprained right ankle ... Matched his career-high with 12 field goal attempts Jan. 24 vs. L.A. Lakers ... Set career highs with 11 free throws made and 14 attempts Jan. 15 against the Knicks …Tied his then career-high with six field goals Dec. 18 vs. New Jersey ... Recorded a career-high in points (21) and at the time, FGA (11), FTM (9), FTA (12) and minutes (30) Dec. 2 at Atlanta ... Scored team-high 21 point Dec. 2 at Atlanta ... Recorded nine points and two steals Nov. 27 at Boston ... Totaled 12 points and six rebounds Nov. 25 at Charlotte ... Set then career highs in points (17), field goals (6) and field goal attempts (9) Nov. 17 at Denver ... Recorded nine points and a career-best nine rebounds in 19 minutes Nov. 11 vs. Chicago ... Scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds in 24 minutes during his NBA debut Oct. 28 vs. Cleveland.

Career highlights and awards

2009 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team
2009 Pac-10 Tournament Most Valuable Player

PERSONAL:
Son of Frank and Diane … First dunked a basketball in sixth grade … Captured the Slam Dunk competitionat the McDonald's All-America game, getting perfect scores on his last two dunks … In his final dunk labeled " tap the baby," he bounced the ball off the glass, tapped the board with one hand and dunked with the other … Scored 10 points on 5-for-10 shooting for the West squad at the McDonald's All-America game ... Was also named to USA Today's 2008 All-USA Second Team and invited to play in the Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden … Scored a team-high 17 points to help lead Team USA to a 98-78 win vs. the World Select Team at the 11th Annual Nike Hoop Summit in Portland in April 2008.

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