Born March 20, 1951 Derrek Dickey played in the NBA mainly as a Forward during their playing career, season(s): 1974-1978. Derrek Dickey was an American professional basketball player and sportscaster. Dickey was born in Cincinnati, the son of John and Ola Dickey. A 6'7" forward, Dickey starred at Purcell High School in Cincinnati, where he led the city in scoring in 1968-69. He earned first-team All-Ohio honors.