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Derrick Alston
Position Forward
Height 210 cm (6 ft 9 in)
Weight 100 kg (214 lb)
Team Boca Juniors
Nationality  United States
Born August 20, 1972 (1972-08-20) (age 37)
The Bronx, New York
Junior Association Hoboken High School, New Jersey
College/University Duquesne University
Debut 2008
Previous Clubs Philadelphia 76ers (1994-1996)
Atlanta Hawks (1996)
Efes Pilsen (1996-1997)
TDK Manresa (1997-1998)
FC Barcelona (1998-2000)
Pamesa Valencia (2000-2002)
Real Madrid (2002-2003)
Plus Pujol Lleida (2003-2005)
Gravelines (2005-2006)
Ural Great (2006-07)
Türk Telekom B.K. (2006-07)
New Zealand Breakers (2007-08)
Libertad de Sunchales (2008-09)

Derrick Samuel Alston (born August 20, 1972 in The Bronx, New York, U.S.) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing for Boca Juniors in Argentina.[1] He has also played in the NBA and in Spain, France, Russia, Turkey, and New Zealand.

Alston played basketball at Hoboken High School in Hoboken, New Jersey.[2]


Basketball career

Alston, a power forward/center from Duquesne University, started off his professional career when he was selected 33rd overall in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers for whom he played two seasons. He then played 2 games for the Atlanta Hawks in late 1996 before taking his game overseas.

Joining the New Zealand Breakers mid-season 2007-08, Alston made an immediate impact. Statwise, he reached the top 20 in the league for FG%, shooting at 56.0%, and offensive rebounds, while averaging 13.8 ppg and being instrumental in helping the Breakers reach the playoffs for the first time in club history.

Club career


  2. ^ Brennan, John. "ALL-STAR EFFORTS CARRY NETS", The Record (Bergen County), January 14, 1995. Accessed August 12, 2008. "Derrick Alston, a second-round draft choice by the 76ers out of Duquesne, is a Hoboken High School graduate."

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