Derek Hart #42
Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY
Position: Power Forward
College: Clarkson University
A Clarkson University grad and Poughkeepsie, NY native, Hart returns to the Bulldogs for his second season with the team. The 6'8 forward is a monster in the paint, and was one of the most efficient per minute players the Bulldogs had a season ago.
A January edition to the squad, Hart became an instant fan favorite for his tough and gritty play. He finished the year scoring 10.2 points and averaging 6.8 rebounds. He shot an unbelievable 67% from the floor on the season and had multiple games where he was shot 80% or better from the field.
As a senior at Clarkson, Hart averaged 22,2 points and 8 rebounds, and had one of the finest single seasons in school history. He was named NABC East Region Second-Team, D3hoops.com East Region Second-Team, ECAC North Player of the Year and ECAC North First-Team All-Star, and unanimous Liberty League First-Team All-Star. He also led conference in field goals made (219) and field goal percentage (63.8%). He ranked 21st in the country in scoring, 14th in field goals made and ninth in field goal percentage...Shot better than 70% from the field in 11 of 25 games.
Hart was chosen to play in the prestigious Reese's/NABC Division III College All-Star Game in March 2017, where he shot 10-for-12 from the field for 22 points and secured 7 rebounds.