Derrick Chievous – Smooth in his game

Derrick Chievous aka “Band Aid” a 6-7 small forward from South Jamacia, Queens who was a prolific scorer at Holy Cross High School. He led them to the 1984 CHSAA Division B City Championship.

Chievous was first team All-City, Parade and McDonalds All American in 1984. It all started at Ab Kelly and Joe Bostic took him to places to showcase his talents. In addition, he played in the IS 8 Summer League in which he work with the likes of Doug Harris, and Jeff Reed. 

Derrick dedicated a lot of night at 192 Park in Queens. He was a problem!!! Also played with the Primetime Roadrunners team in the summer leagues in NYC. Chievous led the New York City team to a gold medal in the Empire State Games. 

Chievous took his talents not play for the legendary Norm Stewart at Missouri. He led the tigers to three NCAA tournament appearances. In addition, he helped them win a Big Eight regular season and tournament championship. 

The Jamacia, Queens native played with the Houston for two seasons and one season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Played two seasons in the CBA and six seasons overseas. 

Derrick has been inducted into the Missouri basketball Hall of Fame. He played with other legends Lloyd “Sweet Pea” Daniels, Wendell Owens, Greg “Boo” Harvey, and some of the best to play in Queens. He is a hoop legend in South Jamacia, Holy Cross, and Missouri.