2020 - 2021 ARKANSAS
BOYS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
DERRIAN
FORD
GUARD
MAGNOLIA HS
MAGNOLIA, ARKANSAS
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-4
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
23.2
POINTS PER GAME
7.1
REBOUNDS PER GAME
3
ASSISTS PER GAME
“Derrian Ford is a physically imposing player with a great work ethic. He combines a unique blend of strength, speed and skill to score. His finishing ability against ‘help defenders’ is fantastic. His ability to play off of two feet in the paint with control, balance and explosiveness is special.”
Paul Biancardi
ESPN National Recruiting Director

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-4, 200-pound junior guard led the Panthers to a 23-1 record and the Class 4A semifinals this past season. Ford averaged 23.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists. The Class 4A Player of the Year, he was also a First Team All-Arkansas Preps selection. Also the Class 4A State Tournament MVP as a freshman and sophomore, he is ranked as the nation’s No. 42 prospect in the Class of 2022 by ESPN.

Academic Achievement


Ford has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


A devoted member of his church community, Ford has served as an elementary school mentor and has volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.