Ronald Dupree

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Ronald Dupree
Personal information
Born (1981-01-26) January 26, 1981 (age 34)
Biloxi, Mississippi
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Biloxi (Biloxi, Mississippi)
College LSU (1999–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Undrafted
Pro career 2003–2014
Position Small forward
Number 8, 12, 20, 21
Career history
2003–2004 Huntsville Flight (D-League)
2004 Chicago Bulls
2004–2005 Detroit Pistons
2005–2006 Minnesota Timberwolves
2006–2007 Detroit Pistons
2007–2008 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2008 Seattle SuperSonics
2008–2009 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2009 Utah Flash (D-League)
2009–2010 Telekom Baskets Bonn (Germany)
2010–2011 Toronto Raptors
2011 Utah Flash (D-League)
2012 Regatas Corrientes (Argentina)
2012 Andrea Costa Imola (Italy)
2013 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
2013 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
2013–2014 Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League All-Defensive Second Team (2011)
  • All-NBA D-League Third Team (2009)
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2009)
  • 2x Second-team All-SEC (2002, 2003)
  • Third-team All-SEC (2001)
Career statistics
Points 555 (3.5 ppg)
Rebounds 339 (2.2 rpg)
Assists 100 (0.6 apg)

Ronald Edmund Dupree, Jr. (born January 26, 1981) is an American former professional basketball player who played six seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also played numerous seasons in the NBA Development League, and spent time in Europe and Argentina.

College career[edit]

Dupree played at Louisiana State University (LSU) under Coach John Brady. He averaged 4.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 12.7 minutes per game in the Tigers' 2000 Sweet Sixteen season. He was named All-SEC Second Team in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. During his sophomore season he led the SEC in scoring at 17.3 points per game and was second in rebounding with 8.8 per game. In each of his last three years he ranked second in the SEC in rebounding with averages of 8.8 (2000–2001), 8.5 (2001–2002), and 8.3 (2002–2003). He also never finished lower than seventh in the league in scoring in his final three seasons. He finished his LSU career as the school's eighth most prolific scorer and sixth best rebounder.

Professional career[edit]

Dupree went undrafted in 2003, but signed during the 2003–04 season with the Chicago Bulls. After his rookie season, he signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons, but was infrequently used by coach Larry Brown. Dupree was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves prior to the 2005–06 season for a second-round draft pick. He re-signed with the Pistons on July 17, 2006. On December 14, 2007, he was waived so the Pistons could make room for other players obtained in a trade with the Charlotte Bobcats. He was signed to a ten-day contract by the Seattle SuperSonics on April 3, 2008.[1]

Dupree started the 2008–2009 season with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Developmental League. Halfway through the season he was traded to the Utah Flash, and helped take that team to the D-League finals. Dupree was invited to training camp with the Utah Jazz for preparation to the 2009–2010 season. However, he did not make their final roster.[2]

He signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Toronto Raptors on September 16, 2010. Dupree was released from the Toronto Raptors roster on October 19, 2010. He was re-signed by Toronto on December 26, 2010,[3] but waived again on January 5, 2011.[4]

He signed with the Argentine team Regatas Corrientes in January 2012. He then signed with the Italian team Andrea Costa Imola Basket in February 2012. In September 2012, he joined the Memphis Grizzlies,[5] but he did not make the team's regular season roster.[6]

On January 4, 2013, Dupree was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[7] On February 25, 2013, Dupree was traded to the Reno Bighorns.[8] On August 8, 2013, he signed a two-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem.[9]

On September 10, 2014, he announced his retirement and became a student assistant on the LSU men’s basketball staff.[10]

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
2003–04 Chicago 47 8 19.0 .394 .444 .629 3.6 1.2 .7 .4 6.2
2004–05 Detroit 47 0 10.0 .480 .500 .617 2.0 .5 .1 .2 3.2
2005–06 Minnesota 36 0 7.4 .524 .000 .341 1.4 .4 .3 .0 2.2
2006–07 Detroit 19 0 4.9 .355 .000 .333 .9 .3 .3 .1 1.3
2007–08 Detroit 1 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2007–08 Seattle 4 0 4.5 .333 .000 1.000 2.0 .3 .3 .0 1.0
2010–11 Toronto 3 0 4.3 .250 .000 .000 1.0 .3 .0 .0 0.7
Career 157 8 11.2 .427 .385 .559 2.2 .6 .4 .2 3.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Detroit 14 0 2.7 .286 .000 .000 .4 .0 .0 .0 .3
Career 14 0 2.7 .286 .000 .000 .4 .0 .0 .0 .3

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