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Derrick Colter
Derrick  Colter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Forestville, Md.

High School:
Largo

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
03/22/1994



07/01/2016

Derrik Colter Signs with Rouen Metropole Basket

Point Guard is Second 2015-16 Duke to a Sign Professional Contract

04/26/2016

April Robinson and Colin Phillips Named Student-Athletes of the Year

Duo honored as part of Senior Luncheon

02/01/2016

Colter named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week

Senior guard honored for his performance in wins over La Salle and Saint Louis

01/28/2016

@DuqMBB PREVIEW: AT SAINT LOUIS

Dukes, winner of four of last five, head to St. Louis for rematch with Billikens

12/04/2015

@DuqMBB Falls to Pitt

Eric James scores a career-high 21 in defeat

03/16/2016

DuqMBB 120 - Omaha 112

DuqMBB 120 - Omaha 112

03/02/2016

Fordham 78 - DuqMBB 69

Fordham 78 - DuqMBB 69

02/27/2016

UR 83 - DuqMBB 67

UR 83 - DuqMBB 67

02/17/2016

GW 81 - DuqMBB 74

GW 81 - DuqMBB 74

02/14/2016

UMass 108 - DuqMBB 99

UMass 108 - DuqMBB 99

Colter Career Recap Get Acrobat Reader

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2015-16 Atlantic 10 Player of the Week (Feb. 1)
2012-13 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team
Three-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (2012-13)

Career Highlights
Started every game in his Duquesne career - 125 in a row - on his way to finishing seventh in school history in scoring (1,695 points) and third in assists (526) ... his 125 starts were a school record and his 125 games played ranked third all-time ... ranked fourth all-time with 239 career 3-pointers ... joined Norm Nixon as the only other DU player with over 1,500 career points and 500 career assists ... scored in double-digits 92 times, including 32 of 34 games as a senior ... scored 20 or more in a game 21 times ... his 609 points as a senior ranked sixth on DU’s all-time list for points in a season ... led the Dukes in assists for four consecutive seasons ... is only one of three in school history to post 100 or more assists in four-straight years (Nixon and Clayton Adams are the others) ... led team in scoring and assists as a freshman and junior ... joined Nixon (twice) and B.B. Flenory (three times) as the only players to lead the Dukes in scoring and assists in multiple seasons ... never went more than two career games without a 3-pointer ... hit five or more 3-pointers in a game five times ... completed his undergraduate degree in criminal justice in December of his senior year ... was called a “one man fast break” by Davidson head coach Bob McKillop ... was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in the spring prior to his junior season ... underwent 21 radiation treatments in May of 2014 and was declared cancer-free later that summer ... hit a career-high seven 3-pointers in scoring a then career-high 26 points in his first game back - the 2014-15 opener vs. Bluefield State.

As a Senior (2015-16)
Started all 34 games ... led the team in assists (156, 4.6/g.) and minutes played (35.9/g.) and was second in scoring average (17.9 ppg.) and steals (34, 1.0/g.) ... teamed with fellow senior Micah Mason to become the seventh and eighth players to top 600 points in a season (Colter had 609 and Mason 608) ... led the team with 32 double-digit scoring games ... was second to Mason in 20-point games with 10 ... either led, or tied for the team lead, in assists a team-high 20 times ... led the team in scoring 10 times ... converted a team-high 12 of a possible 15 conventional three-point plays ... matched his previous career-high set in the 2014-15 opener vs. Bluefield State with 26 points (6-of-9 from 3-point) vs. Penn State on Nov. 20 ... set a new career high with 27 vs. Milwaukee (10-14 from the field and 4-4 from the line) in the second round of the Gulf Coast Showcase and matched that total with 27 vs. La Salle on Jan. 26 ... topped both of those games with 28 points (14-of-15 from the line), 9 assists, 6 rebounds and a career high 2 blocks vs. Omaha in the CBI opener ... earned a spot on the Gulf Coast Showcase All-Tournament Team prior to Thanksgiving after scoring 67 points (22.3 ppg.) in DU’s three games ... shot .532 in helping the Dukes win the consolation bracket with a 2-1 record ... had 16 in a loss to Pepperdine, 27 in a win over Milwaukee and 24 in a victory over Western Kentucky ... had 23 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists vs. St. Bonaventure on Jan. 16 ... scored 27 points (four 3-pointers) - including 20 in the second half - vs. La Salle on Jan. 26 and followed that with 23 at Saint Louis - including 20 more in the second half - to earn A-10 Player of the Week honors (Feb. 1) ... added 22 vs. Davidson and 21 at Dayton, giving him four-straight 20-point games ... came within two rebounds of a triple-double with 18 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds in 40 minutes of the regular-season finale upset win at Saint Joseph’s ... the 11 assists and 8 boards both tied his career highs.

As a Junior (2014-15)
Started all 31 games ... led the team in scoring (13.2 ppg.) and assists (113, 3.6 apg.) in just under 32 minutes per game ... also led the team in free throws made and attempted (80-of-103) ... became the 37th 1,000-point scorer in school history with a 3-pointer at the 18:06 mark of the second half of DU’s 83-73 win over Dayton on Feb. 21, 2015 ... had the third-best assist-to-turnover ratio in the Atlantic 10 (2.02-to-1, all games) ... was second on the team with 60 3-pointers (.426) ... his .426 percentage (60-of-141) was the sixth-best single season mark in school history ... hit at least one 3-pointer in 28 of 31 games ... had six games with four or more 3-pointers (he had five in 60 career games entering the year) ... led the team with 23 double-digit scoring games ... tied Micah Mason for team high with four 20-point games ... had two four-point plays on the season ... scored 10 or more in 13 of 18 A-10 contests ... scored a career-high 26 in the season opener vs. Bluefield State ... hit a career-high seven 3-pointers (in eight attempts) in the win ... had 25 points in the win over Dayton and added 22 each at St. Bonaventure and vs. Saint Joseph’s ... posted a season-high seven assists three times (at Fordham, at St. Bonaventure and vs. UMES) ... improved his season-opening career 3-point shooting percentage by +9.7% and overall shooting percentage by +7.4% in 2015.

As a Sophomore (2013-14)
Started all 30 games ... averaged 9.1 points and a team-high 3.4 assists in 25.8 minutes per game ... had a 1.87-to-1 assist/turnover ratio ... was second on the team with 49 3-pointers (49-of-142, .345) ... topped the 20-point mark three times with 23 against Abilene Christian, 20 vs. UMBC and 21 in the regular season finale at George Mason ... hit a then career-high five 3-pointers (5-of-8) and added a career-best 8 rebounds at George Mason ... had 8 assists at Texas-Pan American and 7 vs. UMBC ... finished the UMBC game with 20 points, 7 assists and a career high-tying 4 steals ... scored in double digits 14 times, including nine in Atlantic 10 play ... hit at least one 3-pointer in 25 of 30 games ... his coast-to-coast running 3-pointer at the horn gave the Dukes an 83-81 A-10 win over St. Bonaventure on Jan. 25 and earned him the No. 4 spot on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays that night ... followed the SBU game-winner by scoring all 11 of his points in the final 4:50 of DU’s come-from-behind win at NJIT ... the Dukes, who trailed by 10 with 9:32 left, took the lead for good on the second of back-to-back Colter 3-pointers with 3:58 left.

As a Freshman (2012-13)
Was the only Duke to start all 30 games ... averaged a team-high 13.5 points in a team-best 32.2 minutes per game ... also led the team in assists (156) and was second in 3-pointers made (50-159, .314), free throws made (84-126, .667) and steals 24 ... was a three-time A-10 Rookie of the Week (12/17, 12/24 & 2/17) on his way to earning a spot on the five-man Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team ... became the first underclassman - and freshman - to lead the Dukes in scoring and assists in a season, a feat that had only been accomplished four times (all by seniors), with the last player to do so being Aaron Jackson in 2008-09 (19.3/5.7a) ... was the fourth DU freshman to score over 400 points in a season (406) ... was the second freshman in school history to hand out 150 assists and fourth to post 10 assists in a game (he had 11 vs. Charlotte) ... his 5.20 apg. average made him just the fourth freshman in school history to average five assists in a season ... the others are Norm Nixon (6.00 in 1974), Kenya Hunter (5.29 in 1993) and Clayton Adams (5.09 in 1988) ... scored in double digits a team-high 23 times with a season high of 25 in back-to-back games against Western Michigan & Louisiana-Lafayette ... also had 21 vs. Charlotte and 20 vs. Rhode Island ... posted his first career double-double with 21 points and 11 assists against Charlotte ... led the team in scoring 13 times and assists 24 times (both team highs) ... his 156 assists were the seventh-most in school history ... handed out 9 assists with zero turnovers to go along with a team-high 17 points in the A-10 opener at Fordham ... matched that assist total at home vs. St. Bonaventure ... had nine games with seven or more assists ... his 17 points at Albany were the most by a DU freshman in a season opener since Scott Grote scored 23 against Youngstown State on Nov. 13, 2006 ... was the first DU freshman to start a season opening game on the road ... scored 18 in the win over Youngstown State ... finished the West Virginia game with 12 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 steals ... hit two driving layups, a free throw and handed out a key assist in the final 2:02 of DU’s comeback win over the Mountaineers ... had 16 points and 6 assists at Robert Morris ... was named A-10 Rookie of the Week (Dec. 17) following the WVU and RMU games ... earned A-10 ROW for a second consecutive week (Dec. 24) following his back-to-back 25-point games vs. Western Michigan and Louisiana-Lafayette ... was the first Duke to to be named outright A-10 Rookie of the week in back-to-back weeks since Robert Mitchell on Jan. 28 & Feb. 4 of 2007 ... T.J. McConnell earned A-10 rookie honors five times in 2010-11 - including four consecutive weeks - but two of those were shared ... Colter was the only multiple Rookie of the Week to compete in a 16-team league ... had 17 points, including a pair of game-winning free throws with 2.9 seconds left, to go along with 6 assists and 4 steals to help DU snap an 11-game losing streak in an 84-83 win at Temple ... was 9-of-10 from the stripe against the Owls ... followed that with 20 points and 7 assists vs. URI to earn Rookie of the Week honors for a third time (Feb. 17) ... finished the season with 18 points, including a season high-tying four 3-pointers (4-of-6) at Richmond ... also hit four “3’s” (4-of-11) in his 25-point game against Western Michigan ... went 7-of-40 from the 3-point arc in his first eight games (.175) ... improved to 43-of-119 in his last 22 (.361) ... had 34 assists and 29 turnovers in his first eight games (1.2-to-1 ratio) ... improved to 122-79 (1.5-to-1) in his last 22 .... scored in double digits in DU’s final seven games.

High School
Largo High School in Largo, Md. (head coach Lewis Howard) ... averaged 22.5 points per game and shot 78.9 percent from the foul line in leading 22-5 Largo to the Class 2A state championship game and No. 13 ranking from the Washington Post... named second team All-Met by the Post ... also named 2012 All-Gazette ... led the Prince George’s 3A/2A/1A league in scoring ... averaged 26.2 ppg. in five state playoff games ... hit four 3-pointers in the first three minutes in scoring 26 points in a 61-44 state semifinal win over Easton at the University of Maryland’s Comcast Center ... added a fifth “3” on a three-quarter court shot at the end of the third quarter ... scored 19 of the 26 in the first half ... totaled a game-high 23 points in the 2A title game loss to Lake Clifton ... hit at least one 3-pointer in 24 of 27 games - including the last 21 in a row - as a senior ... had 38 points and 10 rebounds as a junior in a win over Douglass ... was selected to play for the Capital All-Stars vs. the U.S. All-Starts in the headline game of the 2012 Capital Classic on April 21, 2012.

Personal
Brother Maurice played at Division II Washburn University in 2009-10 ... was named to the all-tournament team of the Pittsburgh Pro-Am Summer Leaguefor three consecutive years before the league was disbanded in 2015 ... the Pro-Am featured players from area schools including Pitt, West Virginia, Robert Morris and Youngstown State among others ... posted a 41-inch vertical jump in July 2014 testing ... full name is Derrick Jarvis Colter ... criminal justice major with a minor in communication studies ... completed his undergraduate in December of his senior season ... took graduate class in Leadership in his final semester ... date of birth: 3/22/94.

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