Date of Birth : Mar 20, 1951
Date of Death : Jun 25, 2002
Derrek Dickey was an American professional basketball player and sportscaster.
Dickey was born in Cincinnati, the son of John and Ola Dickey. A 6'7" forward, Dickey starred at Purcell High School in Cincinnati, where he led the city in scoring in 1968-69. He earned first-team All-Ohio honors.
He played basketball at the University of Cincinnati for three varsity seasons. For his college career, he averaged 17.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.
He led the team in rebounding all three seasons with averages of 12.1, 10.9 and 10.0, and he led once in scoring with 17.9 points per game, as a sophomore. He was a team captain both his junior and senior years. The Bearcats had a record of 48-30 during his three seasons.
Dickey was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the 1973 NBA Draft. Dickey played five seasons in the NBA with the Warriors and the Chicago Bulls, averaging 6.1 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game. He was a key contributor on the 1975 Warriors team that won the NBA Championship during which Dickey set personal bests of 23.2 minutes per game, 7.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.6 assists. His field goal percentage was .482.