Derrick Favors is an American professional basketball player born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He plays at the power forward position for New Orleans Pelicans of NBA. He belongs to the African- American ethnic group.
Probably, Derrick is the only player who has scored six titles in the same year in 2009 including Mr. Basketball USA, Mr. Georgia Basketball, McDonald’s All-American MVP award of the year and a few more.
Derrick is a pupil of Deandra Favors and Johnnie Parker. His parents worked in Eastern Airlines in Atlanta and they had an affair but in 1991 they lost contact and Derrick was born to an unmarried woman. Since the age of 18, Derrick didn’t even know about his father and not even his name. When Parker knew about his son, he returned to find his family.
Derrick is grown up with two siblings, an older sister Tiffany and a younger brother Brandon. He dated a girl from Atlanta, Shavolli Dasilva for a long time and got married. He became the father of two twin daughters named Sanaa and Serenitee Favors in 2015. And in 2017 the couple happily welcomed a baby boy.
Derrick studied at South Atlanta High School. After that, Derrick started going to the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Derrick was one of the best basketball players in Atlanta High School. Due to his performance, he was picked to participate in Nike Hoop Summit held in Portland and also participated in other junior level matches where he played remarkably and got honored with different titles. He finished the season with an average of 28.1 points, 13 rebounds, 2.0 assists.
Derrick joined Georgia Tech, where he was a technology student and performed well in basketball. He played ACC tournament, where he helped the team to reach finals. He also got entitled to the Annual Rookie award. He led Georgia Tech during his college days. He was 3rd overall pick by New Jersey Nets when he was a teenager in NBA drafting 2010.
Very early playing for Nets, he scored his career first double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. But he was traded to Utah Jazz the next season. He played for Utah Jazz in eight seasons and he achieved a milestone of playing 500 games for Jazz becoming 12th man in the history of Utah Jazz to achieve this in 2018. He has scored career highest 35 points against Indiana Pacers in 2015 while playing for the Jazz.
Currently, he is playing for New Orleans.
Derrick signed a contract with Utah Jazz for 4-years in $49 million. The net worth of Derrick is estimated to be above $84 million. He has earned $17 million dollars from a contract with New Orleans in 2019-20.
He was signed by Adidas when he was at the age of 15 in a handsome amount. There are Adidas Men’s NBA Utah Jazz Derrick Favors Swingman Jerseys sold in $29.99, trading cards and snickers are also sold by which Derrick gets a share from the sales.
Favorite Basketball Shoes
- Adidas D Rose 8
- Adidas D.O.N. Issue #1
- Adidas J Wall Jr.
- Adidas Dame 4