Daymeon Fishback Biography
|Quick facts about Daymeon Fishback Biography
|Date of birth:
|February 28, 1978
Daymeon Fishback is an American college basketball analyst who has been working for SEC Network.
Education and Career: Position Guard
Daymeon Fishback has a graduate degree in International business from Auburn University. He graduated from the university in 2000. In 1996, he was honored as Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball for his excellent high school career.
Amid his university days, he represented Auburn basketball team in various tournaments. He was likewise named to the SEC All-Academic Team with average 7.2 points per game. Moreover, he was placed in 5th position in all-time 3 pointers.
With the height of 6’5’’, Daymeon Fishback was one of the highly skilled guards of Auburn. On June 28, 2000, he went undrafted in the 2000 NBA draft that led him to be an Unrestricted FA. On October 31, 2001, he started to play for the Columbus Riverdragons after he was selected in Round 10 as the fourth pick in the 2001 Annual NBA Development League Draft. Similarly, on October 31, 2002, he made his place into the Roanoke Dazzle in Round 12 as the first pick in the 2002 Annual NBA Development League Draft.
During his professional playing career, he has also played professionally in Italy, Yugoslavia, and France.
Source of Hope
He has always been a source of courage and hope for the team members. In 2000, one of the big players of Tigers, Cotter, was suspended from the match after he was found guilty of taking $2,500 from a sports agent. Tigers then lost all the three regular season games after Porter’s suspension. Fishback commented on the story.
“We really have a lot more to play for than Chris Porter, we had a lot of expectations on us that we didn’t fulfill, we felt we haven’t played the best we can at all this season, and we had some things that we still wanted to do.”
From financial services industry to Color Analyst
Fishback enjoyed an immense experience of working in the financial services sector for more than a decade. But having spent many years of his youth as a basketball player, he could not keep himself far from the court for a long time, which led him to start his career as a color analyst. Daymeon spent several years as a color analyst at Fox Sports South.
He has also served Auburn Network as a color analyst. In 2004, he joined ESPN and since then he has been working as an SEC Network game analyst. Presently, he can be seen tossing remarks on big basketball matches.