# 9 Derek Rhodes
Antioch, California ( Deer Valley High School)
4th year (Police and Justice)
23 years old
Parent’s names: Karol & Carl
Derek started 12 of the WolfPack’s 20 league games this year, averaging 13.7 points and 31.2 minutes per game. He dressed for all 20 games for TRU in his rookie season (2016-17). He averaged 11.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 29.3 minutes per game. He committed to the WolfPack in late July, 2016. He sat out last season after playing the previous two for Sacramento City College (California Community College Athletic Association). He averaged 10 points, 3.4 rebounds and shot 73.3 per cent from the free throw line. His childhood friend Jamelle Barrett played with Saskatchewan (2010-12) and was named Canada West MVP). He holds two school records at Deer Valley with most 3’s in a single game (10) and three point per cent in single season 44.1. His father Carl played NAIA basketball for Southern Oregon University. Derek’s favorite actor is Will Smith and he likes hip hop music. His favorite color is blue and his favorite numbers are 8 and 24. His fondest and greatest sports moment came in 2014-15 when, while playing for Sacramento City, he hit 10 three pointers in a single game.
Coach Clark says:, “ comes back for his second year here. He is can shoot the basketball and has come back stronger and fitter. He is a bigger guard and offers us some flexibility in terms of what he can do. As the season went on last year, I thought he was a major factor in our success. We look for him to continue on that path again this season.”