Derek Winans Biography

Name: Derek Winans
Number: #33
Position: Guard
Year: Senior
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Hometown: East Cape Girardeau, MO
Season Avg. 10.2 pts/game
2.3 rebs/game
2.1 assts/game
1.3 steals/game
Academic All-American who has led the team in scoring for three straight seasons ... will not practice until Dec. 1 because of a stress fracture in his leg ... has started 84 consecutive games ... has 1,364 career points to rank seventh all-time ... should move into the top three all-time this season ... also ranks ninth on the all-time assist list (230) ... plays and practices extremely hard ... can score in a lot of different ways ... tough ... outstanding student majoring in business.
CANADA TRIP: Averaged 11.7 points per game ... had 17 points in opening win over Brock.
2003-2004: Started all 27 games ... led the team in scoring with 14.5 points per game while shooting 47% from the floor, 42% from three and 80% from the line ... tied for the team lead in steals with 37.
2002-2003:Third team all-OVC...led the team in scoring with 15.3 points per game...shot .436 from the field, .413 from three and .776 from the line...led the team in steals with 40...third leading rebounder with 33 points at Western Illinois when he hit 14-19 field goals and 5-9 threes...scored in double figures in 26 of 30 games...double-double with 17 points and 10 assists in big win over SMS.
2001-2002: OVC Freshman of the Year and third-team all-OVC ... led the team in scoring (14.9 ppg), 3-pointers (53), steals (45), assists (80), and minutes played (34.8) ... third on the team in free throw percentage (.797) and rebounding (4.6) ... led the team in rebounding in OVC games with 5.3 per game ... in OVC statistics, Winans was ranked in nine different statistical categories ... named OVC Rookie of the Week six times ... career high 32 points vs. Eastern Illinois, 12 rebounds at Eastern Kentucky.
2000-2001: Redshirted
PREP: All-state at Shawnee High School ... Southern Illinoisan Co-Player of the Year in 2000 ... leading scorer in Southern Illinois ... McDonald's All-America nominee ... Illinois Class A Slam Dunk champion ... all-south and all-conference in baseball.
PERSONAL: Born 2-23-82 ... son of Bill and Beverly Winans ... three-time OVC medal of Honor winner with a 4.0 GPA ... Southeast Scholar Athlete ... OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll ... majoring in business.
*From Southeast Missouri State University's Atheletic Department website (