Key reserve on UAB team which finished 22-11 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... scored eight points with a pair of threes against Louisville (2/5) ... notched 10 points and three steals in win over Tulane (2/26) ... tied career-high with 12 points and 3 assists against Charlotte (1/12) ... hit three three's against Southern Miss (1/5), igniting a second-half run, and contributing to his nine points ... led team with six rebounds in Alabama A&M win (12/28) ... had eight points and six rebounds against Belmont (1/15) ... tossed in a pair of treys and scored nine points in the win over Louisiana Tech (11/29).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2003-04)
Key reserve on UAB team which advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 ... played in 31 of the 32 games during season ... averaged 3.4 points and 0.6 rebounds ... led team in three-pint field goal percentage, averaging 43.8 percent (28-of-64) from behind the arc ... was the recipient of the UAB Sportsmanship Award for conduct during practice and games ... scored career-high 12 points with three steals, two blocks and two assists against Alabama A&M (12/20) ... had nine points on three three-pointers vs. South Alabama (1/3) ... collected eight points vs. East Carolina (2/14) ... had eight points and two boards in 14 minutes at DePaul (1/17) ... collected six points, two boards and two assists against USF (1/20) ... scored six points in eight minutes vs. Houston (1/10) ... collected five points and two steals in 15 minutes vs. Marshall (12/30) ... had six points on two three-pointers vs. Birmingham-Southern (12/3) ... scored five points in season opener against Georgia Southern (11/24).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2002-03)
Key contributor off bench on UAB squad which advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT ... played in 24 contests during season ... averaged 2.8 points, 0.8 rebounds in 8.2 minutes per game ... finished second on the team in three-point field goal percentage (.333) and free-throw percentage (.750) ... scored a career-high nine points in 16 minutes of action in championship game of the Sierra Providence SunClassic vs. Columbia (12/28) ... posted eight points and three rebounds vs. Texas A&M-CC (12/19) ... scored seven points and in conference tournament opener against Charlotte (3/12) ... had six points and two rebounds in conference tournament second round vs. Marquette (3/13) ... collected five points, three rebounds and career-high four steals in 17 minutes vs. Memphis (3/8) ... accounted for five points, two rebounds and two assists against West Alabama ... had career-best four assists in win over Birmingham-Southern (11/22) ... his 18 minutes against Nicholls State (12/17) was a career-high.
Four-year letterwinner at Woodland High School ... was named to the second-team All-State team by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as well as the Northwest Georgia Player of the Year in 2002 ... named Street & Smith's honorable mention All-American ... also named Bartow County Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002 ... was Woodland High School team MVP ... owns school records for most points in a single game (50) and most rebounds in a game (18) ... scored 2,129 points during four-year career ... averaged 24 points, nine rebounds and five assists during senior year ... lead team to Region 6AAAA runner-up finish in 2002 ... also averaged 26 points, 11 rebounds and four assists as a junior ... member of the National Honor Society.
Full name is Derrick Lydell Broom ... born October 10, 1983, in Rome, Ga. ... majoring in collaborative teacher education ... parents are Dale and Amanda Broom ... engaged to UAB softball standout Sara Christophel.