DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan

Basketball Player

DeMar DeRozan is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been selected to four All-Star teams and was named an All-NBA Team member in 2018. DeRozan is known for his high-flying dunks and efficient scoring ability, making him one of the most dynamic players in the NBA.

Full Name
Aug 7, 1989
6′ 6″
Net Worth


DeMar DeRozan was born on August 7, 1989, in Compton, California. His zodiac sign is Leo and his ethnicity is African-American. He was raised by his mother and father, Diane and Frank DeRozan. DeRozan attended Compton High School where he began playing basketball at the age of 14. He was recruited by USC but chose to attend the University of Southern California (USC). At USC he played for two seasons with the Trojans under head coach Tim Floyd. 

In 2009, DeRozan declared himself eligible for the NBA draft and was selected ninth overall by the Toronto Raptors. During his rookie season in Toronto, DeRozan averaged 8.6 points per game and earned All-Rookie Second Team honors. In 2010–11, he improved to an average of 17 points a game and was named to the All-Star Rising Stars Challenge at the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend. 

In 2013, DeRozan accepted a four year contract extension with the Raptors that made him one of the highest paid players in franchise history. During this time he also became an NBA All-Star in 2014, 2016 and 2017 representing the Eastern Conference at each of these events. In 2016–17, DeRozan set career highs with 27 points per game and 4 assists per game as well as leading all Eastern Conference guards in scoring for the second straight season with a total of 1,344 points scored. 

DeRozan continues to play for the Raptors today and is currently averaging 23 points per game during the 2019–20 season. Over his 11 year career so far, he has been selected to four all-star games, been awarded one bronze medal from international competition with Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and looks forward to winning an NBA championship for Toronto before his career ends.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">DeMar DeRozan is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 7, 1989, DeMar DeRozan was born in Compton, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Attends University of Southern California</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">DeRozan joins the USC Trojans and is named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Declares for NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">After one season at USC, DeRozan declares for the 2009 NBA Draft.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Pick in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Selected by the Toronto Raptors with the 9th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs 5 Year Contract Extension</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signed a five year contract extension with the Toronto Raptors worth $139 million.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named to All-Star Team</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Named to his fourth consecutive NBA All-Star team.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to San Antonio Spurs</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Traded to the San Antonio Spurs along with Jakob Poeltl and a protected first round draft pick.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's A Great Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">DeMar DeRozan is a great basketball player. He’s a four-time NBA All-Star and was named to the All-NBA Team in 2016. DeRozan is also known for his ability to get to the free throw line and finish at the rim with a variety of layups and dunks.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's A Hard Worker</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">DeMar DeRozan is known for his hard work. He puts in extra hours in the gym to perfect his game, and he plays through injuries which shows how dedicated he is to the game. He’s also an ambassador for the NBA in Toronto.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's A Good Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">DeMar DeRozan is a good role model for young children. He always treats people with respect and has a positive attitude on and off the court. He also has a big presence in his community and does a lot of charity work throughout the year.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Toronto Raptor to Represent in the All-Star Game</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">DeMar DeRozan became the first player to represent the Toronto Raptors in the NBA All-Star game in 2013.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Went to the Same High School as LeBron James</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">DeMar DeRozan attended St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, which was also attended by LeBron James.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Led the Raptors in Points for 3 Consecutive Seasons</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">From 2013 to 2016, DeMar DeRozan led the Toronto Raptors in points per game for three consecutive seasons.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Fourth Highest Scoring Player in Franchise History</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">As of 2020, DeMar DeRozan is fourth on the list of all-time leading scorers in Raptors' franchise history.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First Player from Compton to Play in the NBA</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">DeMar DeRozan is the first basketball player from Compton, CA to play in the NBA.</p></div>


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