Andre Dawkins

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Andre Dawkins
Andre Dawkins.jpg
Dawkins in 2009
No. 24 – Texas Legends
Position Shooting guard
League NBA Development League
Personal information
Born (1991-09-19) September 19, 1991 (age 25)
Fairfax, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Atlantic Shores Christian
(Chesapeake, Virginia)
College Duke (2009–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
2014–2015 Miami Heat
2014 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2015 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2015 Maine Red Claws
2015 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2015–2016 Auxilium CUS Torino
2016 Texas Legends
2016–2017 Windy City Bulls
2017–present Texas Legends
Career highlights and awards

Andre Wade Dawkins (born September 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for Duke University.

Early life[edit]

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.[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 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).[6]

Professional career[edit]

2014–15 season[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Dawkins joined the Miami Heat for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[7] On September 23, 2014, he signed with the Heat.[8] On December 3, 2014, he was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League.[9] On December 21, he was recalled by the Heat.[10] On January 6, 2015, he was waived by the Heat after appearing in just four games.[11] Six days later, he was acquired by the Skyforce.[12]

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.[13] He was recalled on the afternoon of January 29, but was reassigned to Maine later that day after one practice with the Celtics.[14] On February 1, he was recalled again by the Celtics to suit up for their home game against his former team, the Miami Heat.[15] The next day, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Celtics.[16] On February 5, he was reassigned to Maine,[17] only to be recalled again five days later.[18] 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.[19]

2015–16 season[edit]

On August 13, 2015, Dawkins signed with Auxilium CUS Torino of Italy for the 2015–16 season.[20] On March 8, 2016, he was acquired by the Texas Legends.[21] That night, he made his debut with the Legends in a 111–93 loss to the Idaho Stampede, recording 14 points and three rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench.[22]

2016–17 season[edit]

After appearing in five games for the Legends and averaging 11.5 points and four rebounds per game, Dawkins was traded to the Windy City Bulls on December 1, 2016, for the returning player rights of Xavier Thames.[23] On January 28, 2017, he was traded back to the Texas Legends.[24]

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
2014–15 Miami 4 0 5.5 .167 .167 .000 .5 .3 .0 .0 .8
Career 4 0 5.5 .167 .167 .000 .5 .3 .0 .0 .8

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. ^ I have changed my number to 34...
  7. ^ HEAT Announce Summer League Information
  8. ^ HEAT Signs Shawn Jones and Andre Dawkins
  9. ^ HEAT Assign Andre Dawkins to Skyforce
  10. ^ HEAT Recall Andre Dawkins From Skyforce
  11. ^ HEAT Waive Andre Dawkins
  12. ^ Sioux Falls Acquires Guard Andre Dawkins
  13. ^ Celtics Sign Andre Dawkins to 10-Day Contract
  14. ^ Andre Dawkins reassigned to Maine Red Claws after one practice with Boston Celtics
  15. ^ Celtics recall James Young, Andre Dawkins from NBADL
  16. ^ Celtics Sign Andre Dawkins to Second 10-Day Contract
  17. ^ Boston Celtics Assign Andre Dawkins and Phil Pressey to Maine Red Claws
  18. ^ Boston Celtics Recall Andre Dawkins from Maine Red Claws
  19. ^ Skyforce Acquire Mullens and Re-Acquire Dawkins
  20. ^ "Andre Dawkins inks with Auxilium CUS Torino". Sportando.com. August 13, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  21. ^ "NBA D-League Transactions". NBA.com. Archived from the original on March 9, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Stampede Run Past Legends". NBA.com. March 8, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Windy City Bulls Acquire Andre Dawkins". NBA.com. December 1, 2016. Retrieved December 4, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Legends Complete Trade With Windy City". NBA.com. January 28, 2017. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 

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