Hometown: Miami, FL
DERIC AT A GLANCE: Lightning quick ... Tenacious defensive player ... Experienced player with good leadership skills.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL: SOPHOMORE (2012-13): At FIU, averaged 6.2 points, 3.3 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game ... Led Panthers in assists (105) and steals (75) ... Became first sophomore in FIU history to record 100 assists in a season ... Shot 75.8 percent (69 of 91) from free throw line ,,, Ranked second in steals, sixth in assists and ninth in free throw percentage in Sun Belt Conference ... Named to Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament Team, averaging 10.7 ppg and 4.7 rpg, while totalling 19 assists and 11 steals ... Named team Defensive Player of Year ... Had career-high 16 points, six assists, four steals and four rebounds in a win over Middle Tennessee in the conference tournament semifinals (Mar. 10) ... Scored 15 points and had five steals, going 3-for-3 from three-point range at North Texas (Feb. 9) ... Matched career-high of eight rebounds, and added 12 points and seven assists in win over Arkansas-Little Rock in SBC tourney quarterfinals ... Had eight boards and dished out season-high eight assists vs. Bethune-Cookman (Jan. 7) ... Scored in double figures in six games ... Started in 15 of 32 games played.
FRESHMAN (2011-12): As a freshman at FIU, scored 42 points, had 33 assists and 19 rebounds, while averaging 13.2 minutes per game ... Scored seven points, pulled down four rebounds and had three assists at Louisiana (Jan. 14) ... Had career-high nine assists and six points vs. South Alabama (Feb. 25) Scored six points vs. North Texas (Feb. 9) ... Matched season-high four rebounds vs. Middle Tennessee (Jan. 12) ... Played in 23 games, starting one.
HIGH SCHOOL: First-Team All-State selection by Orlando Sentinel/SourceHoops ... Named First-Team All-Dade County by Miami Herald ... Averaged 18 points, eight assists and six steals as a senior at South Miami High ... Selected school Athlete of Year in 2010-11 ... Named team's Most Valuable Player as junior and senior ...
PERSONAL: Son of Dion Anthony Hill and Melissa McKenzie ...Has four brothers, Keion, Diondre and Dion Hill and Ezacuras Dawson, and a sister, Mekayla Jones ... Criminology major ... Cousin Frank Gore, is a running back for the San Francisco 49ers ... Cousin, Tanard Davis, played corner back in the NFL.