Derrick Chievous

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Derrick Chievous
Personal information
Born (1967-07-03) July 3, 1967 (age 51)
New York City, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Holy Cross
(Queens, New York)
College Missouri (1984–1988)
NBA draft 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career 1988–1996
Position Small forward
Number 3, 33
Career history
19881990 Houston Rockets
19901991 Cleveland Cavaliers
1991-1992 Albany Patroons
1991-1992 Quad City Thunder
1992 Rapid City Thrillers
1992 San Miguel Beermen
1992–1993 Quad City Thunder
1993 Spain
1993–1994 Dafni
1995 Portland Trail Blazers
1995–1996 Quilmes de Mar del Plata
1996 APOEL B.C. [1]
1998 Club Sportivo Independiente [2] [3]
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Derrick Joseph Chievous (born July 3, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player who played the forward position, and played three seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) after being selected by the Houston Rockets in the first round (16th pick overall) of the 1988 NBA draft. Chievous played at Missouri from 1984-88 and led the Tigers to three NCAA Tournament appearances and a Big Eight regular-season and tournament title.

Chievous played in the NBA from 1988 to 1991 for the Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers. His best season came during his rookie campaign as a member of the Rockets, when he appeared in 81 games and averaged 9.3 ppg.

Before that, Chievous played collegiately at the University of Missouri, becoming the school's all-time scoring leader with 2,580 points over his collegiate career.[4] Chievous was inducted into the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 1996.[5] On November 1, 2012 it was announced that Chievous would be part of the "Class of 2012" inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on November 15.[6] On February 19, 2019, during a ceremony at halftime of a game between Missouri and Kentucky, MU retired Chievous’ number 3 jersey.[7]

His son Quinton (b. 1992) played basketball at the University of Tennessee and Hampton University.

See also


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  4. ^ University of Missouri Official Player Bio
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  6. ^ "Willie Smith and Derrick Chievous are headed to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame". Associated Press via KTVO-TV website. November 1, 2012. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  7. ^ Jones, Daniel (February 19, 2019). "Chievous gets moment in spotlight as Missouri retires No. 3". Linn County Leader. Retrieved February 20, 2019.

External links

  • Derrick Chievous NBA statistics,
  • Derrick Chievous CBA statistics,

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