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DeMar Darnell DeRozan, of the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA), was named in the All-NBA Third Team for the first time in his career. Here are some unknown facts about the American professional basketball player:

  1. DeRozan is 6’ 7” tall weighing 220 lbs. is a shooting guard with Toronto Raptors in the professional league.
  2. He was born DeMar Darnell DeRozan on August 07, 1989, in Compton, California, to Frank DeRozan and Diane DeRozan.
  3. He is a big swingman with top-flight athleticism and dangerous transition player. He is good defender in multiple positions and a finisher.
  4. His birth was lot more complicated than his basketball. His mother had to undergo surgery shedeveloped fibroid on her uterus. She took fertility treatment and prayer regimen before delivering DeRozan in an emergency C-section with divine intervention.
  5. He was named after his uncle a football star for Compton High, who died in drive-by shooting at age 20. He first dunked a basketball in his sixth grade.
  6. When he was three, he was presented with Spalding basketball, which his mother won in an office raffle at the thermostat company where she worked. He dribbled the ball all around and dunked on mini hoops.
  7. DeRozan attended Compton High School, California and was ranked as one of the top college recruits in the nation from the class of 2008.
  8. As a freshman he averaged 26.1 points with 8.4 rebounds and in his sophomore year he averaged 22.6 points with 8.4 rebounds.
  9. In his senior year he averaged 29.2 points and7.9 rebounds. He led Compton High School to a record 26-6 for the Moore League Championship and a place in the quarterfinals of ‘CIF Division IAA Southern Section.’ He was awarded the Moor League ‘Most Valuable Player’ and made it to the California All-State team.
  10. His performance in 2008, earned him a place in the McDonald’s All-American Team and first team Parade All-American honors. He was invited to participate in the Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden. He also won the McDonald’s All-American Slam-Dunk Competition.
  11. After signing a letter of intent in November 2007, he accepted a scholarship with ‘University of Southern California,’ valued at $ 44,400 a year, ignoring the Arizona State and North Carolina’s offers.
  12. In his freshman year at USC, he recorded his career high 22 points in the finals to win by 61-49 over Arizona State to lift the ‘Pac-10 Championship.’ He was named the Most Valuable Player.
  13. He started in all 35 games for the Trojans averaging 13.9 points per game to be ranked third and also averaged 19.8 points during the postseason games. His 485 points ranks third all-time and his 201 rebound is fourth all-time for a USC freshman.
  14. On June 29, 2009, he was selected ninth overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2009 NBA Draft. He forgoes three years of college.
  15. DeRozan opted for NBA professional league purely for the love of his mother. With $ 2 million annual salary he can get the best medical care for his mother who is suffering from Lupus, a disease about immune system.
  16. He signed his rookie scale contract on July 09, 2009, and became the fourth rookie to start on opening night for Toronto, joining Damon Stoudamire, Vice Carter and Joe Graham. He started in 65 consecutive games to begin the season in 2009.
  17. DeRozan was the contestant for the ‘2010 Sprite Slam Dunk’ Contest finals against Nate Robinson. He lost the finals by 49% to 51% fan vote.
  18. On January 30, 2014, he was selected for the first time to the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, as a reserve guard for the Eastern Conference. He got to play for 15 minutes and recorded 8 points with 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
  19. On November 29, 2014, in a game against Dallas, he injured himself with a torn left adductor longus tendon, in the third quarter. He returned to action on January 14, 2015 in 100-84 win against Philadelphia 76ers with 20 points.
  20. On April 17, he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month’ for April, joining Kyle Lowry and Chris Bosh, as the only player in team’s history to be named Player of the Month.
  21. In a game against New York Knicks, on November 10, 2015, he set a record of scoring 15 points in eight straight games to start the season. He is the first raptor since Chris Bosh in 2009-10.
  22. On January 28, 2016, he was named the reserve for Eastern Conference All-Star team, his second in three years. A month later on February 22, he recorded his 233rd career win when Raptor won the game against New York Knicks. He overtook Chris Bosh and Morris Peterson.
  23. On March 04, in a 117-115 win over Portland Trail Blazers, he set an NBA record with 24 consecutive free throws in a game. The game also saw his season high 38 points.
  24. On March 15, 2016, in the 7th game of the Conference Semi-finals, he scored 28 points along with Kyle Lowry’s 35 points helped Raptors to win the game by 116-89 and book a birth in the Conference finals. This was the first final in the franchise history. They went on to lose the finals to Cleveland.
  25. On July 14, 2016, DeRozan renewed his contract with Raptors for five years, worth $ 139 million. During the season he set a NBA record on November 16 in a game against Warriors he scored 34 points to become the first player to score nine 30-points games in teams first 11 games since Jordan in 1987-88.
  26. He eclipsed Chris Bosh’s record of 10,275 career points when he scored 29 points against Golden State Warriors on December 28. He aggregated 10, 290 points to become Raptors leading scorer.
  27. He ended the 2016 season with career high 2,020 points averaging 27.3 points per game to become second highest in franchise history in terms of total points and averages. He was named in the All-NBA Third Team for the first time in his career.
  28. He represented United States National Basketball team in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics and won Gold Medals.
  29. DeRozan is going steady with his fiancée Kiara Morrison and they have two daughters Diar born in 2013 and Mari born in 2016.
  30. He resides in Tarzana, an affluent neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California. He bought this luxury mansion in 2014 for around $3.8 million.
  31. DeMar DeRozan Net Worth: $8 Million

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