Andre Dawkins

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Andre Dawkins
Andre Dawkins.jpg
Dawkins in 2009
No. 7 –  Sioux Falls Skyforce
Position Shooting guard
League NBA Development League
Personal information
Born (1991-09-19) September 19, 1991 (age 23)
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 career 2014–present
Career history
2014–2015 Miami Heat
2014 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
2015 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
2015 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2015–present Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
Career highlights and awards

Andre Wade Dawkins (born September 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sioux Falls Skyforce 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]

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

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