Andre Dawkins

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Andre Dawkins
Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1991-09-19) September 19, 1991 (age 22)
Fairfax, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Atlantic Shores Christian
(Chesapeake, Virginia)
College Duke (2009–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2014–present
Career highlights and awards

Andre Wade Dawkins (born September 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Duke University.

Early life[edit]

Born in Fairfax, Virginia, on September 19, 1991, to his mother, Tammy Hill, Dawkins was raised by Andre and Pamela Dawkins.

High school career[edit]

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.

Dawkins 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.[1]

College career[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3] He played in 38 games in the 2009–10 season, averaging 12.6 minutes and 4.4 points per game.[4]

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.[5]

On April 11, 2013, Dawkins announced he is returning to Duke for his Senior season and changing his number from 20 to 34 (in honor of his best friend on the team and roommate Ryan Kelly who wore the number 34 and graduated the previous year from Duke).

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Dawkins joined the Miami Heat for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andre Dawkins Bio – Duke University Blue Devils | Official Athletics Site". GoDuke.com. September 19, 1991. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ DeCourcy, Mike (July 16, 2009). "Andre Dawkins accelerates graduation, will step in for Elliot Williams at Duke". Sporting News. 
  3. ^ Strickland, Bryan (December 7, 2009). "Sister of Duke's Dawkins killed in car crash". The Herald-Sun. 
  4. ^ "The Official On-Line Home Of Duke Statistics". GoDuke.StatsGeek.com. Archived from the original on 5 April 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ Eisenberg, Jeff (June 21, 2012). "It’s official: Duke’s Andre Dawkins will redshirt next season". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ HEAT Announce Summer League Information

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