Derrick Hord was born September 19, 1960 in Bristol, Tennessee. The 6-6 guard/forward was a Parade All-American and McDonalds All-American in high school. He played in 124 games at Kentucky from 1979-83 and scored 1,220 points, including 490 in his junior year, when he averaged a career best 16.3 points per game. He also shot 47 percent from the field for his career. He was a First team All-SEC selection in 1981-1982 and was drafted #67 overall in the 3rd Round of the 1983 NBA Draft by Cleveland.