Derrick Favors life and biography

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Derrick Favors biography

Date of birth : 1991-07-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-12
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, forward for the Utah Jazz, NBA Draft

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Derrick Favors is an American basketball player for the Utah Jazz. He is a 6-foot-10-inch (2.08 m) power forward who played for Georgia Tech. On June 24, 2010, he was drafted 3rd overall by the New Jersey Nets of the NBA.

Career history:

2010–2011 New Jersey Nets
2011–present Utah Jazz

Drafted by New Jersey in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE:

As a freshman at Georgia Tech, selected by the media as ACC Rookie of the Year… Named to the Sporting News All-Freshman team… An ACC All-Tournament First Team selection… Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors four times… Parade Magazine's High School Player of the Year in 2009… Won MVP honors at both the McDonald's All-American game and the Jordan Brand Classic.

PERSONAL:

Began playing basketball at the age of 10 after watching Kobe Bryant play a game… Played for the same Atlanta AAU squad that Dwight Howard and Josh Smith competed for… In high school, earned MVP honors at both the McDonald's All-American game and the Jordan Brand Classic... Also tabbed to play for the USA Junior National Select team that played in the Nike Hoop Summit… Named the High School Player of the Year by Parade, USA Today, the Atlanta Tipoff Club and MaxPreps… Voted as Mr. Basketball in the state of Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Atlanta Tipoff Club and earned first-team all-state honors four times.



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