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Derrick Obasohan
Derrick Obasohan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Elsik H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 215

Position:
F

Experience:
3L


Named to the Southland Conference Preseason All-Conference First Team, Obasohan looks to become just the 16th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point club with 167 points... Needs 27 three-pointers to make top 10 all-time list at UTA.

As a junior: Obasohan and fellow senior Keith Howell were the leading scorers in 2002-03 averaging 11.3 points per game... Tied for 13th in the SLC in scoring... Started 21 of 29 games... Averaged 17.5 points last four games of the season... Scored double figures in 19 of 29 games... Had only ?double-double? of the season with a 16-point, 10-rebound effort at Lamar on Feb. 22, 2003... Shot 50 percent or better from the field 10 times.

As a sophomore: Played in all 27 games and starting 15... Ranked fourth on team in both scoring and rebounding, averaging 9.6 points and 4.2 rebounds... Led UTA in scoring three times and rebounding five times... Recorded 12 double-figure scoring games, including eight in a 10-game span near the end of the year... Scored then-career-high 24 points in 87-79 loss at Louisiana-Monroe Jan. 7, 2001... Had 21 points and seven rebounds in 100-84 loss at Southwest Texas Jan. 26, 2001... Went for 19 points, eight boards and four blocks in UTA?s 103-45 win over Hardin-Simmons Dec. 29, 2001... Led Mavs with 18 points on opening night vs. New Mexico State Nov. 17, 2001... Hauled in career-high 12 rebounds in UTA?s 83-77 overtime win over Oral Roberts Jan. 2, 2002.

As a freshman: Became first player in school history to earn the SLC?s men?s basketball Freshman of the Year award after averaged 8.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.. Played 22 minutes per game, sixth most on the team... Averaged 9.6 points and 4.4 boards per game in SLC games... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring and rebounding... Started 16 games and played in all 28 contests in 2000-01... Third on team with 24 3-point field goals and shot 3.64% from beyond the arc... Recorded 10 double-figure scoring games... Scored then career-high 22 points and pulled down eight rebounds (five offensive) in first meeting with Sam Houston State... Recorded back-to-back double-doubles against Nicholls State (15 points/11 rebounds) and Texas-San Antonio (13/11) and handed out career high three assists in those games vs NSU and UTSA... Scored 21 points in back-to-back games vs. Sam Houston State and Lamar.

High School: One of the most highly regarded high school players ever to sign with the Mavericks... A two-time Class 5A all-state selection and two-time district most valuable player at Alief Elsik High School... Named District 19-5A ?Freshman of the Year? and ?Sophomore of the Year? at Alief Elsik H.S... Earned second team all-district honors as both a freshman and sophomore... Ranked second in scoring in the Greater Houston Area as a junior and averaged 23 points and seven rebounds per game as a senior... Ranked as the 13th best player in the state of Texas by Mike Kunstadt?s Texas Basketball Review.

Personal: Born April 18, 1981, is the son of Angela Obasohan... Brother, Nosa Obasohan, played basketball at the University of San Diego... A communications technology major at UTA... Nicknamed ?D-Nice?

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