Derik comes to PrepHoops with over 15 years of experience in evaluating basketball talent in the southeast. He also has 14 years of high school basketball coaching experience in the state of Alabama and Georgia. He is an accomplished award-winning sports/news writer and radio host. He was awarded the 2019 Alabama Broadcasters Association Best Medium Market Reporter (Radio) and the 2019 Associated Press 2nd Place for Best General Sports Report (Radio). Throughout his career, he has had the pleasure of helping hundreds of student-athletes reach their goal of receiving scholarships to play collegiate basketball on all levels. He played his college basketball at Shelton State Community College and is a 2005 graduate of The University of Alabama.