Derrick Rowland

Derrick Rowland (born June 21, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player who is the head coach of the Potawatomi Fire. He previously worked as the head coach of the Albany Patroons of The Basketball League (TBL).[1] Born in Brookhaven, New York, during his playing career, he was a 6'5" tall, 195-pound shooting guard.

Derrick Rowland
Potawatomi Fire
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1959-07-21) July 21, 1959 (age 63)
Brookhaven, New York
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolBrentwood (Brentwood, New York)
CollegeSUNY Potsdam (1977–1981)
NBA draft1981 / Round: 10 / Pick: 211th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career1981–1992
PositionShooting guard
Coaching career2006–2008
Career history
1987Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
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College careerEdit

Rowland completed college at State University of New York at Potsdam. He averaged 18.7 points and 8.8 rebounds to power Potsdam State to the NCAA Division III championship during the 1980-81 season.

Professional careerEdit

Rowland was picked in the tenth round of the 1981 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets, in the National Basketball Association (NBA) draft. When he failed to make the Denver lineup, Rowland drifted to the Continental league, where he played for the Albany Patroons, for seven years.

In 1981-82, Rowland averaged 7.3 points for the Rochester Zeniths, and was cut the next campaign, after playing only four games with the Albany club. In March 1986, he was signed by the Milwaukee Bucks, as a free agent, and played 2 games with the Bucks, in the 1985-86 NBA season.[2]

Philippine stintEdit

Rowland was one of the two American reinforcements, along with the late Bobby Parks, who played for Shell Rimula X, during the Third Conference of the 1988 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) season. He scored a high of 51 points, on October 11, 1988, and led his team all the way to the finals.

NBA career statisticsEdit

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

1985-86 Milwaukee 2 0 4.5 .333 .000 .500 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.5
Career 2 0 4.5 .333 .000 .500 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.5