*Derek Lamont Anderson’ was born on July 18, 1974 in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a shooting guard for the Charlotte Bobcats.High SchoolDerek graduated from Doss High School.CollegeDerek attended Ohio State University, and then transferred to the University of Kentucky. In 1996, Derek was part of the Wildcat team that won the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship He graduated in 1997.*NBA’Derek was selected as the 13th overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1997 NBA Draft, and played for them for two years, from 1997 to 1999. He was then sent to the Los Angeles Clippers for a season, then the San Antonio Spurs for a single season.
Derek’s playing time throughout his career has been limited by various injuries, so much so that he has rarely played a full season.
On August 3, 2005, the Portland Trailblazers waived him using the “luxury tax amnesty clause” of the 2005 NBA collective bargaining agreement.
Derek signed with the Houston Rockets as a free agent, and then was traded to the Miami Heat for Gerald Fitch.
The Heat waived Derek on September 12, 2006, and on November 28, 2006. he signed with the Charlotte Bobcats. He played in 50 game for them from 2006-07 (starting 32). In th3 2007-08 season, he played in only 28 games, coming off the bench.