3 Derrick Mercer
3 Derrick Mercer
Height: 5-9
Weight: 180
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.
High School: St. Anthony's
Position: PG

Honors:

  • Patriot League Rookie of the Year (2005-06)
  • Second Team All-Patriot League (2007-08)
  • CollegeInsider.com Patriot League MVP (2007-08)
  • CollegeInsider.com Pre-Season Mid-Major All-American (2008)

2007-2008: Was an All-Patriot League Second Team selection ... started 32 of 33 games for the Eagles ... missed only start against Lafayette to allow all the seniors to start ... played all 40 minutes in 14 games, including each PL Tournament game ... averaged 12.4 points per game, ranking him 12th in the conference ... scored in double-digits in 21 games ... shot .420 from the field, good for seventh in the league ... ranked third in assists in the PL with 4.03 helpers per game ... ranked third in three-point shooting percentage, shooting a .434 clip from beyond the arc ... held the fourth-best assist-turnover ratio in the league (1.40) ... scored a career-high 28 points on 10-of-12 from the field, including 3-of-4 from behind the arc, against UMBC (12/1) ... shot a career-best 12-of-12 from the free-throw line at St. Francis in the season-opener (11/10) ... grabbed a career-high seven rebounds twice vs. Stonybrook (11/18) and at Georgetown (12/29) ... tallied a season-best eight assists on two occasions, against Stony Brook (11/18) and at Lehigh (1/12) ... recorded a season-high three steals in the PL semifinal win over Army ... was named Patriot League Anaconda Player of the Week the opening week of the season after averaging 22.0 points per game in a 1-1 week for the Eagles.

2006-07: Played in all 30 games, starting 29 ... only start missed was Lafayette (2/23), a game in which he played 37 minutes and tallied a season-high 17 points, adding nine assists and six rebounds ... played at least 35 minutes in half of the team's games, and finished second on the team in minutes per game with 32.9 and playing over 40 minutes in four games ... tallied a career-high 11 assists in an early-season win over Morgan State (11/14) ... had seven double-digit point games, including four in the month of February ... hit 9-of-13 free throw attempts in a win at Mount St. Mary's (11/27) ... grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at Lehigh (1/6) ... racked up nine assists in three separate games, including twice against Lafayette (1/27 and 2/23) and once against Longwood (12/30) ... grabbed four steals against Colgate at home in the Patriot League quarterfinals, helping the Eagles advance to the PL semifinals (2/28) ... blocked a career-high two shots against Lehigh (2/3).

2005-06: Played and started in all 29 games for the Eagles ... hit 6-of-7 shots, including 4-of-4 three-pointers, in a career-high 19-point effort at Army (2/15) ... opened his AU career with seven points and seven assists in his first career start at Washington (11/19) ... played 43 minutes in an overtime win over Army, tallying 13 points and five rebounds (1/18) ... tallied double-digit points nine times ... had four five-plus rebound games on the season, including a career-high six boards at Loyola (11/29) and versus Lafayette in the Patriot League Tournament (3/3) ... nabbed a season-high four steals at home versus Navy (2/23) ... hit 6-of-10 shots, including 3-of-5 treys, in a 17-point outing at Navy (1/25) ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Year to become American's second-ever PL ROY in five years in the league.

Before American: Starting point guard for prestigious St. Anthony (N.J.) program under head coach Bob Hurley ... averaged 15.0 ppg, 8.0 apg and 4.0 rpg in his senior season ... named First Team All-County and Second Team All-State ... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Derrick and Jacqueline Mercer ... has one sister, Tabitha ... majoring audio production.