Andre Drummond

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Andre Drummond
Andre Drummond vs Wizards 2014.jpg
Drummond shooting a free throw in January 2014
No. 0 – Detroit Pistons
Position Center
League National Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1993-08-10) August 10, 1993 (age 21)
Mount Vernon, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school St. Thomas More
(Oakdale, Connecticut)
College Connecticut (2011–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–present Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Andre Jamal Drummond (born August 10, 1993) is an American professional basketball center with the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was one of the top rated basketball players in the high school class of 2011, and attended the University of Connecticut for his freshman year before declaring for the 2012 NBA Draft.

High school career[edit]

Born in Mount Vernon, New York, Drummond started his high school career at Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. During his freshman year he averaged 12.7 points, 11.9 rebounds and 6.5 blocks per game.[1] He improved during his sophomore year at Capital Prep averaging 20.2 points, 16.6 rebounds, 7.2 blocks and 4.5 steals per game.[2] After two years at Capital Preparatory Magnet School, he transferred to St. Thomas More. At St. Thomas More in Oakdale, Connecticut, Drummond was one of the most dominating centers in high school basketball.[3] He spent two years at St. Thomas More and led the team to the national prep championship in 2011. He graduated in the spring that year.[4]

He was rated as the #1 player in the class of 2013 by ESPN and NBADraft.net, while being ranked #2 player by Rivals.com and Scout.com.[5][6]

In the summer of 2010, Drummond was a member of the gold medal winning United States team at the 2010 FIBA Under-17 World Championship. He helped lead team USA to a 111–80 victory over Poland in the gold medal game.[7]

College career[edit]

Drummond initially declared he would spend a post-graduate year at Wilbraham & Monson Academy in 2011–12.[4][8] Two weeks later on August 26, 2011, he announced via Twitter that instead he intended to attend the University of Connecticut.[9] According to ESPN, the decision "created a media frenzy due to the sheer surprise."[3] Drummond had also been considering attending Kentucky, Louisville, Georgetown, or West Virginia.[9][10][11][12]

Drummond appeared in 34 games as a freshman at UConn, starting 30 times.[13] He averaged 28.4 minutes of playing time per game, during which he scored 10.0 points and grabbed 7.6 rebounds. He led the team in rebounds per game, blocks per game (2.7) and field goal percentage (.538). He scored 20+ points in 2 games during the season, including a 24 point performance against Holy Cross, in which he shot 11-12 from the field. Drummond's collegiate career ended in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, as the ninth-seeded Huskies fell to eight-seed Iowa State. The freshman center scored two points before fouling out in 26 minutes. A month later, Drummond announced his decision to enter the 2012 NBA Draft.[14]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Connecticut 34 30 28.4 .538 .000 .295 7.6 0.4 0.8 2.7 10.0

Professional career[edit]

Drummond with Team USA at the 2014 World Basketball Festival

Drummond declared for the 2012 NBA Draft on April 12, 2012. In May 2011, ESPN wrote he had "a chance to be the No. 1 overall player in any draft he's involved with."[15]

Drummond was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the number 9 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. In his debut season Drummond quickly became one of the most effective players on the Pistons, averaging 7.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1 steal and 1.6 blocks in just 20.7 minutes per game.

On May 14, 2013, the NBA named Drummond to the 2012–13 NBA All-Rookie second team.[16] He also finished 4th in NBA Rookie of the Year voting with a total of 36 points.[17]

In the offseason of 2013, Drummond changed his jersey number from 1 to 0, for Chauncey Billups' sake.

On January 24, 2014, he recorded a then career high 20 rebounds along with 20 points and 2 blocks in a 101-103 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.[18]

On February 14, 2014, Drummond scored 30 points and an NBA Rising Stars Challenge record 25 rebounds, and was named the MVP of the event.[19]

On March 3, 2014, Drummond recorded a new career high 26 rebounds in a 96-85 win over the New York Knicks.[20]

International career[edit]

Drummond was a member of the United States men's national basketball team that won a gold medal in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Detroit 60 10 20.7 .608 .500 .371 7.6 0.5 1.0 1.6 7.9
2013–14 Detroit 81 81 32.3 .623 .000 .418 13.2 0.4 1.2 1.6 13.5
Career 141 91 27.4 .619 .250 .401 10.8 0.5 1.1 1.6 11.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andre Drummond's (Hartford, CT) High School Basketball Stats". Maxpreps.com. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Andre Drummond's (Hartford, CT) High School Basketball Stats". Maxpreps.com. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  3. ^ a b Biancardi, Paul; Finkelstein, Adam (August 26, 2011). "Andre Drummond to UConn surprises". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on August 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Chardis, Phil (August 11, 2011). "UConn basketball: Drummond opts for post-graduate year". Journal Inquirer. "Andre Drummond, the 6-foot-11 center from Middletown who is considered to be one of the top scholastic basketball players in the country and a prime recruiting target for the University of Connecticut, announced Wednesday that he will spend a post-graduate year at Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Wilbraham, Mass.) in 2011-12." 
  5. ^ Demling, Jody (July 5, 2011). "Kentucky recruiting board - Class of 2012". The Courier-Journal. Archived from the original on August 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ "2012 Mock Draft". NBADraft.net. Sports Phenoms, Inc. August 15, 2011. Archived from the original on August 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ "USA Men's U17 Team Runs Away With Gold, Destroys Poland 111-80". Basketball.TeamUSA.org. July 11, 2010. Retrieved January 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Despite The Class, Andre Drummond Will Still Be The Best Center". CollegiateHoops.net. Retrieved January 21, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b Amore, Dom (August 26, 2011). "Drummond Heading to UConn". The Hartford Courant. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  10. ^ Amore, Dom (September 1, 2011). "Drummond Officially On UConn Roster; Bradley Gives Up Scholarship". The Hartford Courant. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Writer roundtable: Three big questions". ESPN.com. August 29, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  12. ^ Borges, David (August 30, 2011). "UConn exploring options with Michael Bradley, Andre Drummond". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Andre Drummond Game By Game Stats and Performance - Connecticut - ESPN". Espn.go.com. 1993-08-10. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  14. ^ "Connecticut Huskies' Andre Drummond declaring for draft - ESPN". Espn.go.com. 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  15. ^ "Basketball Recruiting - Andre Drummond - Player Profiles". ESPN.com. May 24, 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2011. (subscription required)
  16. ^ "Lillard headlines 2012-13 All-Rookie Team". May 14, 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Portland's Lillard named 2012-13 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  18. ^ Notebook: Pelicans 103, Pistons 101
  19. ^ Detroit's Drummond wins MVP, leads Team Hill to Rising Stars win
  20. ^ Notebook: Pistons 96, Knicks 85

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