Marcus Derrickson has earned a 2-way contract with the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors!
The @Warriors open two-way spot goes to Marcus Derrickson, undrafted rookie PF from Georgetown.— Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) October 13, 2018
In June, Derrickson, 22, went undrafted out of Georgetown. At Summer League with Golden State in Las Vegas and Sacramento, he was a bit of a revelation, averaging 13.1 points and 5.0 rebounds in eight games.
In five preseason games, Derrickson averaged 5.0 points and 2.8 rebounds. His best game came Sept. 29 against Minnesota, when he posted 10 points and three rebounds in 12 minutes.
Derrickson joins Damion Lee as the Warriors’ two players on two-way contracts. Under the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement, players on two-way deals can spend up to 45 days with their respective NBA team and the rest of their season with a G League affiliate.
Anyone on a two-way contract will make $75,000 in the G-League and a prorated portion of the NBA rookie minimum salary for any days with the big club.
Derrickson will join Otto Porter, Jeff Green and Greg Monroe as Hoyas in the NBA and will be the 1st Georgetown player in the league that was coached by Patrick Ewing. Ewing’s influence on Derrickson’s improvement last season was substantial, as Marcus developed a post presence to go along with his perimeter game.
Congrats to Marcus and we look forward to seeing his NBA jersey on the wall of the Thompson Center!