Derek Anderson


Derek Lamont Anderson, Sr. grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and, as a young child, he would move around from house to house after his parents had abandoned him. He would grow up just streets away from another Louisville native, Muhammed Ali. Derek would go on to excel in basketball even though, at a young age, he also focused on writing. Despite his circumstances, Derek was recognized as the best basketball player in the 6th Region, achieved a 3.7 GPA and was elected Senior Class President of Doss High School. Derek received a basketball scholarship from The Ohio State University in 1992. After playing two years there and tearing his left ACL, he decided to transfer to the University of Ke…