Millsboro, Del. / Sussex Central HS
At Delaware: Will start as a middle infielder for the Blue Hens in his second season with the squad.
2010: Named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team as a freshman • earned a spot on the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie Team • UD Team Rookie of the Year Award honoree • batted .350 while starting all 51 games at second base • batting average was the highest for UD freshman since current Cincinnati Reds farmhand Alex Buchholz hit .378 in 2006 • set the UD freshman record and second all-time record with a 30-game hitting streak from Feb. 28 through April 21 • ended an impressive freshman campaign with 71 hits, 16 doubles, two home runs, 35 RBI and 34 runs • went 3 for 5 with his first collegiate home run, two doubles, five RBI, and two runs scored in a 17-3 win over Maryland on Feb. 27 • recorded a team high 135 assists from second base and comes into his sophmore season riding a three-game hit streak.
High School: Earned four letters as a shortstop at Sussex Central High School • led the team to a 20-3 record as a senior • earned first-team All-State honors during his final season • also garnered second-team All-State accolades during his first three years • named the 2008 and 2009 Henlopen Conference Player of the Year • also earned four letters in football • was a two-time All-Conference selection as a quarterback • competed in basketball as well.
Personal: Derek Jordan "D.J." Long • son of David and Lisa Long • has a younger brother • majoring in health and physical education at Delaware.