DeMar DeRozan
#11 Shooting Guard

DeMar DeRozan

Height / Weight
6' 6" / 220 lbs
Born
Aug 7, 1989 (32)
College
USC
NBA Draft
1st Round, 9th Overall, 2009
NBA Career
11
Nationality
American
Net Worth
$121M
SEASON STATS
2021-2022
PTS
25.7
+4.1
Rebounds
5.1
+0.9
Assists
4.2
-2.7
PER
25.96
+0.03
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: DeMar DeRozan
Place of Birth: Compton, California
Shoe Size: 15
Education: USC
Parents: Frank and Diane DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

DeMar DeRozan is a small forward and shooting guard for the San Antonio Spurs. Drafted out of USC in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors, DeRozan quickly became known for his exceptional scoring ability. His ability to both dunk athletically and skillfully create and make jump shots was an important factor in the Toronto Raptors’ rise in his 9 seasons there.

After several playoff defeats at the hands of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, DeRozan was traded by Toronto to the San Antonio Spurs in a move that sent Kawhi Leonard to Toronto and helped the Raptors win a championship. DeRozan has had an important role on a Greg Popovich’s team filled with inexperienced players, and his scoring and playmaking has continued at a high level since his move to San Antonio.

DeMar DeRozan High School Career (Compton High School)

DeRozan played varsity basketball all four years he spent at Compton High School in California. He was dominant from the outset, averaging 26.1 points per game as a freshman. In his senior year, he averaged 29.2 points per game, was named a Parade All-American, and was invited to play at the Jordan Brand Classic, the Nike Hoop Summit, and the McDonald’s All-American game.

A five-star prospect, DeRozan was ranked third in the nation by Rivals.com. He committed to play college basketball at the University of Southern California.

DeMar DeRozan College Career (University of Southern California Trojans)

DeRozan chose to stay near home with the USC Trojans rather than going to NCAA powerhouse University of North Carolina. He was the team’s standout player, scoring a career high 22 points in the Pac-10 Conference Championship, where USC defeated Arizona State. The team lost in the NCAA Tournament to Michigan State, a 2-seed. 

DeRozan started all 35 of his games at USC and was named Pac-10 Tournament MVP. He declared for the 2009 NBA Draft following his freshman season.

DeMar DeRozan NBA Career

The Toronto Raptors selected DeRozan with the ninth overall pick. As a rookie, he played in 77 games and started 65, averaging 8.6 points per game. He was best known in his early years for his athletic ability, and he competed in both the 2010 and 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Competition during All-Star Weekend. He finished second and third in his two appearances in the competition.

DeRozan refined his ballhandling and jump shooting, and in 2013-2014 his scoring average jumped to 22.7 points per game, including a then-career high of 40 points against the Dallas Mavericks. In 2014 he was selected for the NBA All-Star Game for the first time. His partnership with Kyle Lowry, who arrived in Toronto the year before, became a driving force behind the team’s increasingly strong performances. In the 2014-2015 playoffs, DeRozan set a franchise for points in the first quarter, with 20.

In the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons, DeRozan kept improving, posting new highs for season scoring with 23.5 and 27 points per game. In 2016, when many speculated he would seek a max contract elsewhere, he affirmed his commitment to Toronto, signing a 5 year deal for less than the max without considering any other teams. He was selected for the All-Star Team in both those seasons and made the All-NBA 3rd Team in 2017. In 2018, as Toronto’s offense moved away from the isolation-heavy tactics they had used, DeRozan’s scoring dropped to 23 points per game but he posted a career high for assists with 5.2 per game. He was named to the All-NBA 2nd Team.

Despite the Raptors’ regular season success, the team lost in consecutive playoffs to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, including a humiliating sweep in 2018. In the 2018 offseason, looking for a change, GM Masai Ujiri replaced head coach Dwayne Casey with Nick Nurse and traded DeRozan to San Antonio, bringing in Kawhi Leonard. The move damaged Ujiri’s relationship with DeRozan, who felt betrayed despite the loyalty he had shown towards Toronto, who would go on to win the 2019 NBA Finals without DeRozan.

DeRozan was an important part of the Spurs offense 2018-2019, with 22 points per game and ranking in the top 20 in the league for assists. He recorded his first career triple-double when the Spurs defeated his former team, the Raptors. The Spurs lost in the first round of the playoffs in seven games to the Denver Nuggets. DeRozan started all the games of the 2019-2020 season before it was suspended due to coronavirus.

DeMar DeRozan Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

DeRozan has earned $121M in his career. In 2016, he took less than a max contract in an effort to allow the Raptors greater flexibility to add to the roster. He has a player option for 2020-2021.

DeMar DeRozan signed a 5-year, $139 million deal with the Toronto Raptors in 2016. 

DeMar DeRozan Personal Life

DeRozan was born to Frank and Diane DeRozan in Compton, California. His Compton roots are extremely important to him, and he frequently engages with the Compton community during the NBA offseasons. He has two daughters, Diar and Mira with his ex-fiancee.

DeRozan says that part of the reason he chose to leave college early and enter the draft was to help take care of his mother, who was diagnosed with lupus when DeMar was a child. DeRozan works with Lupus Canada, spreading awareness of the disease among Canadians.

DeRozan has been vocal about his struggles with mental health and supporting those who are battling mental health issues.

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
1 x All-NBA 3rd Team
2017
1 x All-NBA 2nd Team
2018
Awards and Honors by Year:
2017
All-NBA 3rd Team
2018
All-NBA 2nd Team

DeMar DeRozan Quotes

  • “If you work for it, you’ll deserve what comes.”
  • “I told myself that if I went to Compton High, and I made something out of the school, it would mean something down the line because I started everything. And future kids would say, ‘DeMar made it here, why can’t I?’”
  • “Every time I shoot a turnaround, I feel like nobody can block it.”

DeMar DeRozan Fun Facts

  • DeMar DeRozan appeared on Raptors teammate Serge Ibaka’s YouTube cooking show, where Ibaka had DeRozan eat a plate of worms
  • DeRozan has a well-known friendship with former teammate Kyle Lowry. Upon learning he was traded to the Spurs, at 3 AM Eastern Time, DeRozan continually called Lowry until he answered.
  • Dwayne Casey, DeRozan’s coach with the Raptors, said that when they first met DeRozan was a “snotty-nosed kid”
Career stats
2021-2022
CHI
2020-2021
SA
2019-2020
SA
2018-2019
SA
2017-2018
TOR
2016-2017
TOR
2015-2016
TOR
2014-2015
TOR
2013-2014
TOR
2012-2013
TOR
2011-2012
TOR
2010-2011
TOR
2009-2010
TOR
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2021-2022
20 34.6 47.9 36.5 90.1 5.1 4.2 0.4 0.9 25.7
2020-2021
61 33.7 49.5 25.7 88.0 4.2 6.9 0.2 0.9 21.6
2019-2020
68 34.1 53.1 25.7 84.5 5.5 5.6 0.3 1.0 22.1
2018-2019
77 34.9 48.1 15.6 83.0 6.0 6.2 0.5 1.1 21.2
2017-2018
80 33.9 45.6 31.0 82.5 3.9 5.2 0.3 1.1 23.0
2016-2017
74 35.4 46.7 26.6 84.2 5.2 3.9 0.2 1.0 27.3
2015-2016
78 35.9 44.6 33.8 85.0 4.5 4.0 0.3 1.1 23.5
2014-2015
60 35.0 41.3 28.4 83.2 4.6 3.5 0.2 1.2 20.1
2013-2014
79 38.2 42.9 30.5 82.4 4.3 4.0 0.4 1.1 22.7
2012-2013
82 36.7 44.5 28.3 83.1 3.9 2.5 0.3 0.9 18.1
2011-2012
65 35.0 42.1 26.8 80.6 3.4 2.0 0.3 0.8 16.7
2010-2011
57 33.9 46.4 7.7 79.9 3.6 1.8 0.4 0.9 15.9
2009-2010
14 18.1 46.1 44.4 64.7 3.0 0.9 0.6 0.7 6.1
Recent Games
Fri 11/26
Wed 11/24
Mon 11/22
Sun 11/21
Fri 11/19
Wed 11/17
Mon 11/15
Sun 11/14
Fri 11/12
Wed 11/10
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Fri 11/26
W 123-88
28 23 0 5 5 4 0 0 0
Wed 11/24
L 113-118
36 17 0 5 5 7 1 0 2
Mon 11/22
L 109-77
26 18 0 1 1 2 0 0 4
Sun 11/21
W 103-109
37 31 1 5 6 5 2 0 3
Fri 11/19
W 114-108
36 26 0 6 6 4 2 0 0
Wed 11/17
L 107-112
36 22 1 3 4 5 1 2 5
Mon 11/15
W 121-103
35 38 0 3 3 6 1 1 3
Sun 11/14
W 100-90
37 35 1 6 7 5 0 0 2
Fri 11/12
L 93-119
35 18 1 1 2 5 1 0 2
Wed 11/10
W 107-117
36 17 0 7 7 6 0 1 3