Though not finished, Gregory has laid much groundwork in the past year
Yellow Jackets gain No. 11 seed in ACC Tournament, face No. 6 Miami Thursday
Yellow Jackets (10-18, 3-11 ACC) and Demon Deacons (13-16, 4-11) tip at 12 noon Saturday at Philips Arena
Preview of today's final regular-season game for Tech
Yellow Jackets host Terrapins at 2:30 p.m. Saturday
Tall, slender guard who joined the team as a walk-on at the beginning of the 2008-09 academic year ... Sat out the 2009-10 season ... Helped shore up backcourt depth for the Jackets in practice and was an excellent perimeter shooter ... Received some scholarship offers from Division I schools but chose Tech for its athletic and academic excellence ... Awarded a scholarship for his senior year ... Played in 22 games in his career (8 ACC games).
2011-12 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Got his first career start on Senior Day March 3 vs. Wake Forest, played career-high 13 minutes, 5 pts, 2 ast, 1 charge taken ... Played 9 minutes in season-opener against FAMU, 5 minutes against Clemson on February 21... Hit a pair of 3s, the first of his career, for a career-high 6 pts at North Carolina on January 29... Previous career-high was 2 points 4 times ... Excellent outside shooter, hit 6 threes in Tech's intrasquad scrimmage before the 2010-11 season, but missed the first 11 attempts of his career before J29 at UNC... Made the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2010-11 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in 4 games, first at Siena right before Christmas, then at Clemson (2 minutes) and both games against Wake Forest (5 total minutes) ... Scored his first bucket of the season at Wake Forest on March 3 ... Was academically ineligible for the fall semester, but was able to play in Tech's open intrasquad scrimmage, drained six threes.
2008-09 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Saw his only ACC action Feb. 18 at Wake Forest (3 minutes, 2 turnovers, 1 steal) ... Played 10 minutes against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, his only extended court time, and made 1-of-2 shots from the floor ... Missed considerable time in pre-season practice with a concussion, but played five minutes against Winston-Salem State (1-2 FG, 1 assist).
Played four years, lettering in three, at Klein Collins High School ... Helped the Tigers to a pair of district championships in 2006 and 2008 ... Earned all-district honors in 2007 and 2008, and also was named academic all-state in 2008 ... Played in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Game ... Averaged 9.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game and shot 46 percent from the floor as a senior as Klein Collins went 31-5 under head coach Tim Schumacher ... The Tigers went 24-10 his junior year ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Full name is Derek Dean Craig ... Born August 29, 1989 in Houston ... Son of Dean and Tammy Craig ... Father is an energy trader, mother is a teacher ... Enjoys soccer and reading ... Majoring in Management.
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