Derek is a senior at Miami High School
What do you like about basketball?
I love the intensity of the sport and the bond between the team.
How many years have you been playing this sport?
I have been playing basketball for about eight years.
What is your favorite class in school?
Shop class is my favorite class because I like the hands on work instead of just sitting in a desk.
What is the best thing about high school?
The best thing about high school is making countless memories and life long friends
What do you plan to do after high school?
I plan on doing an apprenticeship for electrician.
What are your hobbies outside of school?
Outside of school I work, go skating, go jogging and workout.
What other sports do you play?
I also play football.
What is your favorite Globe-Miami game memory?
Last year when I played JV and we were losing and Andre Pierce and I struck a comeback to get back into the game, unfortunately it just wasn’t enough to get the win but I’m proud of how hard we fought as a team.
What do you like about Miami?
I like Miami High School because it is full of great teachers and staff who actually care about students education and will help you achieve your goals in life.