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Al Riyadi Team Celebration

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Riyadi Team Celebration of Lebanese League 2010-2011

Riyadi win seventh straight Lebanese basketball title

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Riyadi’s captain Joe Vogel lifts the trophy in front of jubiliant home fans.

Riyadi won their seventh straight Lebanese basketball league title Sunday with a 3-0 series sweep of Champville.

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FLB League-Riyadi 1-0 Champville

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Photo: Sarkis Yeretsian / FLB

DERRICK TARVER in Lebanese Basketball League “FLB”

DTHeight: 192cm / 6’4”

Position: Guard

Born: June 9, 1980 (30 Years)

Team: Al Riyadi (Lebanon) (2010-11)

Nationality: USA

College: Akron

Previous teams:
Gorgan (Iran)
Kazma (Kuwait)
Blue Stars (Lebanon)
Jalaa (Syria)
APOEL (Cyprus)

Son of Sharon and Terry Tarver

Outlook:
A scoring machine who can produce points in any way. Very athletic, can guard higher opponents, but gives his best at the offensive side. Scored 59 points in a single game in Swedish league (no overtime in that game…)

Time Line Career:

2001-2002: City College of San Francisco

2002-2003: Akron (NCAA): 28 games: 20.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.8apg

2003-2004: Akron (NCAA): 27 games: 22.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.6apg

2005-2006: Solna Vikings (Sweden-Basketligan): scored 59 points (!!!) in the game against Norrkoping.

2007-2008: Legea Scafati Basket (Italy-SerieA, starting five): 5 games: 5.0ppg

2008-2009: Kazma (Kuwait-D1, starting five): 31pts, 5rebs, 4assists

2009-2010: Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality (Iran-Superleague, starting five): 32.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 5.6apg, 2.1spg, 2FGP: 46.6%

2010-2011: In Dec.’10 signed at Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon-Div.A)