2021 - 2022 PENNSYLVANIA
BOYS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
DERECK
LIVELY
CENTER
WESTTOWN SCHOOL
WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 7-FOOT-2
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
14
POINTS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
14
REBOUNDS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
4.5
BLOCKS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
“Lively is a game-changer on the defensive end as a shot-blocker in addition to being an exciting lob-catcher with soft hands and great bounce at the rim. He’s honed his 3-point shot to where he’s a legitimate threat behind the arc and he’s also a terrific passer as a big man.”
Paul Biancardi
ESPN Basketball

Athletic Excellence


The 7-foot-2, 235-pound senior center led the Moose to a 31-7 record and the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association state championship this past season. Lively averaged 14.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game. A McDonald’s All-American, he is a First Team All-State honoree and one of five national finalists for the Naismith award. Lively was ranked as the nation’s No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2022 by ESPN.

Academic Achievement


Lively has maintained a B average in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball on scholarship at Duke University this fall.

Exemplary Character


Lively has volunteered locally with his school’s Black Student Union.