After falling to Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill last year by more than 20 points, the Panthers knocked off Oak Hill in the National High School Hoops Festival in a double overtime thriller.
"It was really exciting," Derrickson said of the win. "They beat us last year by 21 when we were on a nice streak. It feels good to get back at them and take them down when they were on a 56 game winning steak."
Derrickson, who went 6-for-11 from the field against Oak Hill, said he's trying to become a team leader for the Panthers.
"I'm trying to be more of a team player and take on more of a leadership role," he told Scout.com. "We have a very young team. It's a process."
"I just do whatever it takes to win," Derrickson added. "If that means getting after it on defense, I'll do it. I just want to make winning plays."
Despite have offers and interest from a host of high majors, Derrickson, a 2015 prospect, isn't looking at the recruiting process right now.
"It's going good," he said. "I'm not really worried about it right now because I'm a sophomore. I'll be looking more at it my junior and senior year."