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 third 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.
Hart finished 2018-19 third on the team in scoring, averaging 20.7 points per game and averaging 8.0 rebounds. He shot 69.7% from the field from the floor on the season, one of the highest FG% in the entire ABA.
Prior to playing with the Bulldogs Hart was a standout player at Clarkson University. 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.
Hart 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.