Dennis DuVal

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Dennis DuVal
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Personal information
Born (1952-03-31) March 31, 1952 (age 62)
Westbury, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Westbury (Westbury, New York)
College Syracuse (1971–1974)
NBA draft 1974 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Career history
1974-1975 Washington Bullets
1976 Atlanta Hawks
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Dennis DuVal (born March 31, 1952), nicknamed "Sweet D" is a former National Basketball Association (NBA) player.

College career[edit]

In 1970-71, Dennis played on the Syracuse Orange freshman basketball team. He averaged 19.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Dennis joined the Syracuse varsity basketball team his sophomore season, and averaged 15.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Dennis led Syracuse in scoring his junior season, averaging 19.6 points per game. He also led Syracuse in scoring his senior season, averaging 20.6 points per game. In his senior year at Syracuse University, Dennis was selected to the NCAA AP All-American third-team. When he graduated, he was second all-time in points for Syracuse behind only David Bing.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Dennis was drafted with the twelfth pick in the second round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets. Dennis was also selected by the Denver Nuggets in the 1974 ABA Draft.[1] He was waived by the Bullets prior to the start of the 1975-76 NBA season. On January 31, 1976 Dennis was signed by the Atlanta Hawks. In his NBA career, Dennis averaged 1.9 points, 0.7 assists, and 0.6 rebounds per game.[2]

Post-Playing career[edit]

Following his basketball career, Dennis became a police officer in Syracuse, New York. In 1990, he became the deputy police chief. In 2001, Dennis was named the Syracuse police chief. He retired from the Syracuse police force in 2004[1] In 2011, it was revealed that Dennis was aware in 2002 of child-molesting allegations against Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine.[3]

In 2000, Dennis was selected to the Syracuse Men's Basketball All-Century Team.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dennis DuVal". orangehoops.org. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dennis DuVal NBA statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Baker, Robert. "Former Syracuse Police Chief Dennis DuVal knew about Bernie Fine complaint in 2002". syracuse.com. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Syracuse University Athletics - Men's Basketball All-Century Team". suathletics.com. Retrieved 16 July 2012.