Dawkins in 2009
|No. 7 – Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|League||NBA Development League|
September 19, 1991 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Atlantic Shores Christian
|NBA draft||2014 / Undrafted|
|2014||→Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)|
|2015||Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)|
|2015||Maine Red Claws (D-League)|
|2015–present||Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Andre Wade Dawkins (born September 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for Duke University.
Born in Fairfax, Virginia to mother, Tammy Hill, Dawkins was raised by Andre and Pamela Dawkins. He started his high school basketball career at Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake, Virginia, before transferring to Atlantic Shores Christian School, where he reclassified as a freshman. He was a three-time first team all-state, all-conference, and all-state tournament team selection. He was named conference player of the year as a sophomore, after averaging 22.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
In June 2008, Dawkins committed to join Duke in 2010, but in July 2009 he announced he would graduate a year ahead of schedule to enroll at Duke University in time for the 2009–10 season, following the transfer of guard, Elliot Williams, to Memphis.
In December 2009 an automobile accident in West Virginia killed Dawkins' sister, Lacey, and injured their mother, Tamara Hill. The two had been on their way from Columbus, Ohio, to see Dawkins play against St. John's. He played in 38 games in the 2009–10 season, averaging 12.6 minutes and 4.4 points per game.
As a freshman he was a back-up guard on Duke's 2010 national champion team. In the NCAA tournament Elite Eight game (March 28, 2010) against Baylor, Dawkins hit two crucial three-pointers in the first half to help Duke stay in the game.
In the Summer of 2012, Duke announced that Dawkins would redshirt the 2012–13 season.
On April 11, 2013, Dawkins announced he was returning to Duke for his Senior season and changing his number from 20 to 34 (a nod to one of his idols, Ray Allen, who changed his number from 20 to 34 for the final stage of his career when he joined the Miami Heat).
After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Dawkins joined the Miami Heat for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On September 23, 2014, he signed with the Heat. On December 3, 2014, he was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. On December 21, he was recalled by the Heat. On January 6, 2015, he was waived by the Heat after appearing in just four games. Six days later, he was acquired by the Skyforce.
On January 23, 2015, Dawkins signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics, but was immediately assigned to their D-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. He was recalled on the afternoon of January 29, but was reassigned to Maine later that day after one practice with the Celtics. On February 1, he was recalled again by the Celtics to suit up for their home game against his former team, the Miami Heat. The next day, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Celtics. On February 5, he was reassigned to Maine, only to be recalled again five days later. Following the expiration of his second 10-day contract on February 12, he parted ways with the Celtics before appearing in a game for them. Two days later, he returned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
NBA career statistics
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|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "Andre Dawkins Bio – Duke University Blue Devils | Official Athletics Site". GoDuke.com. September 19, 1991. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
- DeCourcy, Mike (July 16, 2009). "Andre Dawkins accelerates graduation, will step in for Elliot Williams at Duke". Sporting News.
- Strickland, Bryan (December 7, 2009). "Sister of Duke's Dawkins killed in car crash". The Herald-Sun.
- "The Official On-Line Home Of Duke Statistics". GoDuke.StatsGeek.com. Archived from the original on 5 April 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
- Eisenberg, Jeff (June 21, 2012). "It’s official: Duke’s Andre Dawkins will redshirt next season". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
- I have changed my number to 34...
- HEAT Announce Summer League Information
- HEAT Signs Shawn Jones and Andre Dawkins
- HEAT Assign Andre Dawkins to Skyforce
- HEAT Recall Andre Dawkins From Skyforce
- HEAT Waive Andre Dawkins
- Sioux Falls Acquires Guard Andre Dawkins
- Celtics Sign Andre Dawkins to 10-Day Contract
- Andre Dawkins reassigned to Maine Red Claws after one practice with Boston Celtics
- Celtics recall James Young, Andre Dawkins from NBADL
- Celtics Sign Andre Dawkins to Second 10-Day Contract
- Boston Celtics Assign Andre Dawkins and Phil Pressey to Maine Red Claws
- Boston Celtics Recall Andre Dawkins from Maine Red Claws
- Skyforce Acquire Mullens and Re-Acquire Dawkins