Career Highlights

Derek is a versatile guard that can play either the PG or SG. He is an excellent PG who can thrive in both the half-court game and at a frantic pace. Derek is a deadly shooter who has shown range and great accuracy throughout his pro and college career. A true competitor, Derek thrives in the clutch and is nearly flawless from the free throw line. Derek is a true floor general that can be a team’s lead guard, but he can also be the main scorer of any team when called upon. Derek has had a very successful career overseas as he was the top guard in 2011-2012 in Japan and after college he spent 3 years playing in the top league in Germany and was one of the top PGs in Germany. In 2009 Derek was named to the German Bundesliga All-Star Game. He also spent one season in the NBA Developmental League. Derek played in the NBA Summer league with the Atlanta Hawks.

Derek had a storied college career at Gonzaga, where he was named to the WCC All-Tournament Team in 2005 and 2007 and All-WCC Team in 2005. Derek was also named All-WCC Co-Player of the Year, All-WCC 1st Team, and WCC Tournament MVP in 2007. He finished is collegiate career as the second all-time career free throw shooting percentage leader in NCAA Division I history (93%). Gonzaga’s 12th all-time leading scorer, second all-time in steals, Raivio is also fourth in assists and fourth in three-point field goals made. Prior to Gonzaga, Derek played for Mountain View High School in Vancouver.


Derek was born on November 4, 1984 in Vancouver, Canada. He is the son of Rick Raivio who played basketball for the University of Portland, also where his brother Nik played. In his free time Derek likes to cook. Derek’s favorite basketball player is John Stockton.


“Before I joined Scott and Rize Management I was with a very big agency. But honestly I got lost in the shuffle and felt like my career was going in the wrong direction. As soon as I joined Rize I felt like a part of a team and my career started to move in the right direction. Scott and his team treat me like an individual and not just like another number!”