Derrick Favors

Derrick Favors (b. July 15, 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American basketball player. He will play for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in Fall 2009. ==High School== "D Jackson was one of the best players i have ever faced" Favors was ranked as one of the best high school basketball players in the class of 2009. Scout.com rated him the #1 player in the country, #2 in the ESPNU100, and #4 by Rivals.com. On March 14, 2009, he led South Atlanta High School to the Georgia Class AAA state championship. He scored 38 points and had 21 rebounds in the championship game against Westover High School. He was named to the 2009 McDonald's All-American Team. He led the East to a 113-110 victory and was named the MVP of the game. He scored 19 points and had 8 rebounds. Favors was selected to participate in the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon but pulled out due to personal reasons and he was also selected to play in the 2009 Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden where he scored a game high 21 points and was named MVP for the black team while Renardo Sidney was named MVP for the white team. Favors chose Georgia Tech over Georgia, Memphis, and North Carolina State. He committed...
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