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Derrick Favors
Derrick Favors

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
South Atlanta

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 246

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
07/15/1991

Experience:
1 letter

Eligibility:
Completed



FORMER STUDENT-ATHLETE

Favors Photo Gallery

Career Notes

> One of the most highly-ranked and decorated high school players ever to enroll at Georgia Tech ... Became the 11th Georgia Tech player to earn Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year honors ... Also named to the Sporting News national All-Freshman team.

> Long, powerful post player able to affect the game in many ways and do so without fanfare ... Excellent rebounder and shot-blocker who rarely misses when he gets the ball down low ... Quiet and understated individual who has a strong work ethic.

> Entered the NBA Draft following his freshman year and was selected third overall by the New Jersey Nets.

2009-10

> Named ACC Rookie of the Year and All-Freshman in the conference by ACSMA ... Also named to the Sporting News National All-Freshman team and the SN ACC Freshman of the Year.

> Named to the ACC All-Tournament first team after averaging 17 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, while hitting 65.8 percent of his shots from the floor ... Scored a career-high 22 points with 11 rebounds in the championship game against Duke.

> Led the nation and the ACC in field goal percentage heading into the NCAA Tournament, but fell below the required minimums on FG made ... Ranked fourth in the ACC rebound average (8.4 pg) and second in blocked shots (2.1 pg) ... Led all ACC freshmen in scoring, rebounding, double-doubles, blocked shots and field goal percentage.

> Finished the season scoring in double digits in 11 straight games ... Averaged 15.6 points and 9.1 rebounds over that stretch, shooting 64.2 percent from the floor and 69.2 percent from the foul line ... Also blocked 25 shots in those nine games.

> Was Tech's leading scorer and rebounder in conference games, averaging 11.8 points and 8.7 rebounds (No. 2 in the ACC) while hitting 62.5 percent of his field goals.

> Had 11 double-doubles, six in ACC games ... Reached double-digit rebounds in 12 games.

> Topped team with 74 blocked shots, the sixth-highest season total in Tech history ... Ranks 16th on the Tech CAREER list.

> Excellent rebounder on the offensive glass, ranked fourth in the ACC with 3.0 per game ... Had NINE at Maryland, and put two of them back for baskets in the final minute of the last-second loss.

> Reached double-digits in points in 11 of his first 12 games, 10 times in ACC regular-season games and 27 times overall.

> Early foul trouble limited his effectiveness at times, but learned to play better defense without fouling late in the year ... Picked up two first-half fouls in 19 games (three at Duke), but fouled out only once (Ohio State).

> Called for one or zero first-half fouls in eight ACC games, including each of the last five ... Averaged 13.6 points and 8.5 rebounds in those eight games.

> Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors four times this season, three times during conference play (Feb. 8 and 22, Jan. 25) ... Also named on Nov. 23 after averaging 14.0 points (17-for-21 FG) and 7.7 rebounds, with five blocks, in three games in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

High School

> One of the most decorated high school players ever to sign with Tech, rated as high as No. 1 among prep seniors in some recruiting services.

> Played four years, serving as team captain for three, for coach Michael Reddick at South Atlanta High School ... Led team to the AAA state championship in 2009.

> Made the McDonald's and Parade Magazine All-America teams, and was named the High School Player of the Year by Parade, USA Today, the Atlanta Tipoff Club and MaxPreps ... Named 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.

> Averaged 28.1 points, 13.3 rebounds, 5.0 blocks, 3.0 steals and 2.0 assists per game as a senior at South Atlanta ... Finished with career records in points (2,341), rebounds (1,511) and blocked shots (741).

> 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.

> Led South Atlanta to a 27-3 record and a spot in the state playoffs as a junior.

> Honor roll student.

Personal

> Full name is Derrick Bernard Favors ... Born July 15, 1991 ... Son of Deandra Favors ... Has an older sister, Tiffany, and a younger brother, Brandon ... Began playing basketball at the age of 10 after watching Kobe Bryant play a game ... Enjoys playing table tennis and air hockey ... Chose Tech because it was close to home, the coaching staff and the basketball player development program ... Enrolled in the Ivan Allen College.


Favors' Career Statistics

Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
2009-10 36-35 989 27.5 179 293 .611 0 1 .000 90 143 .629 108 195 303 8.4 94 1 37 90 74 32 448 12.4
TOTAL 36-35 989 27.5 179 293 .611 0 1 .000 90 143 .629 108 195 303 8.4 94 1 37 90 74 32 448 12.4


Favors in ACC Games

Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
2009-10 16-15 449 28.1 80 128 .625 0 0 .000 29 51 .569 47 92 139 8.7 38 0 16 35 32 13 189 11.8
TOTAL 16-15 449 28.1 80 128 .625 0 0 .000 29 51 .569 47 92 139 8.7 38 0 16 35 32 13 189 11.8

Favors Game-by-Game

                                         |---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---|             |----REBOUNDS----|
Opponent               Date     GS  Min   FG-FGA   Pct 3FG-FGA   Pct  FT-FTA  Pct Off Def  Tot  Avg  PF FO   A  TO Blk Stl  Pts  Avg
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FLORIDA A&M            11/14/09  *   24    4-9    .444   0-0    .000   2-2  1.000   4   4    8  8.0   3  0   0   1   0   2   10 10.0
vs Dayton              11/19/09  *   27    4-6    .667   0-0    .000   2-4   .500   4   2    6  7.0   3  0   2   3   0   0   10 10.0
vs George Mason        11/20/09  *   25    6-6   1.000   0-0    .000   6-6  1.000   3   4    7  7.0   3  0   0   2   3   0   18 12.7
vs Boston University   11/22/09  *   21    7-9    .778   0-0    .000   0-3   .000   3   7   10  7.8   4  0   0   1   2   1   14 13.0
MERCER                 11/27/09  *   26    5-6    .833   0-0    .000   6-7   .857   4   4    8  7.8   3  0   1   1   4   0   16 13.6
SIENA                  12/2/09   *   26    6-8    .750   0-1    .000   4-6   .667   4   4    8  7.8   4  0   1   4   2   0   16 14.0
USC                    12/5/09   *   22    4-9    .444   0-0    .000   2-2  1.000   5   6   11  8.3   3  0   2   0   4   1   10 13.4
at Chattanooga         12/14/09  *   29    5-7    .714   0-0    .000   4-8   .500   2   8   10  8.5   2  0   3   5   3   1   14 13.5
ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF    12/16/09  *   32    6-15   .400   0-0    .000   3-5   .600   3   8   11  8.8   1  0   1   0   3   4   15 13.7
FLORIDA STATE          12/20/09  *   33    4-8    .500   0-0    .000   0-0   .000   4   8   12  9.1   3  0   2   4   4   3    8 13.1
KENNESAW STATE         12/22/09  *   27    5-10   .500   0-0    .000   1-2   .500   3   3    6  8.8   1  0   1   1   1   0   11 12.9
WINSTON-SALEM STATE    12/29/09  *   30    5-8    .625   0-0    .000   3-7   .429   3   8   11  9.0   3  0   2   2   3   4   13 12.9
at Charlotte           1/2/10    *   23    3-6    .500   0-0    .000   0-0   .000   1   6    7  8.8   3  0   0   3   0   1    6 12.4
at Georgia             1/5/10    *   21    3-8    .375   0-0    .000   2-2  1.000   4   4    8  8.8   4  0   0   5   2   0    8 12.1
DUKE                   1/9/10    *   29    2-6    .333   0-0    .000   3-4   .750   2   6    8  8.7   2  0   0   4   0   0    7 11.7
at Virginia            1/13/10   *   30    6-8    .750   0-0    .000   0-2   .000   4   7   11  8.9   1  0   0   1   0   0   12 11.8
at North Carolina      1/16/10   *   19    3-5    .600   0-0    .000   1-2   .500   1   3    4  8.6   3  0   2   2   0   1    7 11.5
CLEMSON                1/19/10   *   31    8-13   .615   0-0    .000   1-5   .200   6   8   14  8.9   3  0   0   1   3   1   17 11.8
at Florida State       1/24/10   *   26    4-8    .500   0-0    .000   2-2  1.000   4   6   10  8.9   2  0   2   1   2   1   10 11.7
WAKE FOREST            1/28/10   *   30    5-7    .714   0-0    .000   1-4   .250   1   8    9  9.0   2  0   0   2   5   0   11 11.7
KENTUCKY STATE         1/30/10   *   18    2-5    .400   0-0    .000   4-6   .667   1   0    1  8.6   1  0   4   4   2   1    8 11.5
at Duke                2/4/10    *   24    4-5    .800   0-0    .000   0-0   .000   2   5    7  8.5   3  0   0   0   1   1    8 11.3
NC STATE               2/6/10    *   27    6-7    .857   0-0    .000   4-8   .500   3   5    8  8.5   4  0   0   3   3   0   16 11.5
at Miami               2/10/10   *   21    2-5    .400   0-0    .000   3-4   .750   3   3    6  8.4   4  0   0   2   2   1    7 11.3
at Wake Forest         2/13/10   *   22    2-3    .667   0-0    .000   0-0   .000   1   1    2  8.1   2  0   1   2   0   2    4 11.0
NORTH CAROLINA         2/16/10   *   28    6-9    .667   0-0    .000   1-5   .200   2   7    9  8.2   4  0   2   4   0   0   13 11.1
at Maryland            2/20/10   *   32    9-15   .600   0-0    .000   3-3  1.000   9   9   18  8.5   1  0   2   1   2   0   21 11.5
BOSTON COLLEGE         2/27/10   *   32    6-10   .600   0-0    .000   2-2  1.000   1   4    5  8.4   1  0   2   3   2   2   14 11.6
at Clemson             3/2/10    *   33    7-12   .583   0-0    .000   2-3   .667   3   4    7  8.3   1  0   0   4   4   1   16 11.7
VIRGINIA TECH          3/6/10        32    6-7    .857   0-0    .000   6-7   .857   1   8    9  8.4   2  0   3   1   4   0   18 11.9
vs North Carolina      3/11/10   *   29    7-8    .875   0-0    .000   4-5   .800   3   6    9  8.4   3  0   0   3   5   0   18 12.1
vs Maryland            3/12/10   *   31    3-6    .500   0-0    .000   5-10  .500   2   9   11  8.5   3  0   1   8   3   1   11 12.1
vs NC State            3/13/10   *   34    7-10   .700   0-0    .000   3-5   .600   2   6    8  8.5   2  0   1   2   2   2   17 12.2
vs Duke                3/14/10   *   36    8-14   .571   0-0    .000   6-7   .857   4   7   11  8.5   3  0   2   3   2   0   22 12.5
vs Oklahoma State      3/19/10   *   35    5-7    .714   0-0    .000   2-2  1.000   2   7    9  8.5   2  0   0   5   1   0   12 12.5
vs Ohio State          3/21/10   *   24    4-8    .500   0-0    .000   2-3   .667   4   0    4  8.4   5  1   0   2   0   1   10 12.4

Totals......................... 35 989 179-293 .611 0-1 .000 90-143 .629 108 195 303 8.4 94 1 37 90 74 32 448 12.4

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