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 NBA
Personal information
Born (1993-08-10) August 10, 1993 (age 22)
Mount Vernon, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 279 lb (127 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
Stats at

Andre Jamal Drummond (born August 10, 1993) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for 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 to Jamaican parents,[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

He was rated as the #1 player in the class of 2013 by ESPN and, while being ranked #2 player by and[6][7]

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.[8]

College career[edit]

Drummond initially declared he would spend a post-graduate year at Wilbraham & Monson Academy in 2011–12.[5][9] Two weeks later on August 26, 2011, he announced via Twitter that instead he intended to attend the University of Connecticut.[10] According to ESPN, the decision "created a media frenzy due to the sheer surprise."[4] Drummond had also been considering attending Kentucky, Louisville, Georgetown, or West Virginia.[10][11][12][13]

Drummond appeared in 34 games as a freshman at UConn, starting 30 times.[14] 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.[15]

College statistics[edit]

2011–12 Connecticut 34 30 28.4 .538 .000 .295 7.6 0.4 0.8 2.7 10.0

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Pistons (2012–present)[edit]

2012–13 season[edit]

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."[16]

Drummond was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the ninth overall 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, 1.0 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.[17] He also finished fourth in NBA Rookie of the Year voting with a total of 36 points.[18]

2013–14 season[edit]

On January 24, 2014, Drummond recorded a then career-high 20 rebounds along with 20 points and 2 blocks in a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.[19] On February 14, Drummond scored 30 points and an NBA Rising Stars Challenge record 25 rebounds, and was named the MVP of the event.[20] On March 3, Drummond recorded 17 points and a then career-high 26 rebounds in a win over the New York Knicks.[21]

2014–15 season[edit]

On March 11, 2015, Drummond recorded 22 points and a season-high 25 rebounds in a loss to the Golden State Warriors.[22] This was Drummond's fourth 20-point, 20-rebound game over the previous two seasons, the most in the NBA in that time span.[23][24] On March 29, Drummond recorded a career-high 32 points in a loss to the Miami Heat.[25]

2015–16 season[edit]

Drummond recorded three double-doubles over the Pistons' first three games of the 2015–16 season, helping lead the team to an NBA-tying-best 3–0 record for the first time since the 2008–09 season. He became the first Piston player to record three consecutive double-doubles to start the season since Ben Wallace in 2004–05.[26] He was subsequently named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending November 1, becoming the first Piston to win the award since Rodney Stuckey did so in December 2009. He averaged 18.7 points, 16.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game during that time.[27] On November 3, Drummond recorded 25 points and a career-high 29 rebounds in a loss to the Indiana Pacers, becoming the first Piston with back-to-back 20/20 games since 1985.[28][29] On November 8, he recorded 29 points and 27 rebounds in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers. He joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players with three 20/20 games in the first six games of a season.[30]

Over the first six games of the season, Drummond averaged 20.3 points and 20.3 rebounds per game, marking the best rebounding and scoring start through six games since Wilt Chamberlain in 1970.[31] He was subsequently named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending November 8, becoming the first Piston to win player of the week in consecutive weeks, and the first player to win the award in the first two weeks of the season since LeBron James in 2011–12 with the Miami Heat. He averaged 22.0 points, 24.3 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 2.3 steals and shot 69% from the field during that time. He became the first Piston to record six consecutive double-doubles to start a season since Bill Laimbeer in 1986–87. His 122 rebounds through six games were also the most since Dennis Rodman recorded 120 in 1993–94.[32] He became the first player in the NBA to record 150 points and 150 rebounds through the first eight games of a season since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had 224 points and 154 rebounds in 1975–76.[33] On November 21, Drummond's streak of 11 consecutive double-doubles to begin the season came to an end. This was the longest streak by a Piston since Dave DeBusschere recorded 13 consecutive double-doubles in 1966–67.[34]

National team career[edit]

Drummond with Team USA at the 2014 World Basketball Festival

Drummond was a member of the United States national team that won the gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Over the span of the tournament, he averaged 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in eight games.[35]

Footwear and endorsements[edit]

Drummond is an endorser of the Air Jordan brand and has worn various Air Jordan basketball shoe models during NBA games, including the Air Jordan Prime.Fly Tech, Air Jordan Dub Zero, Air Jordan Retro 14 (XIV), Air Jordan Retro 12 (XII), Air Jordan Retro 10 (X), and Air Jordan Super.Fly 3.[36]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  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]

2012–13 Detroit 60 10 20.7 .608 .500 .371 7.6 .5 1.0 1.6 7.9
2013–14 Detroit 81 81 32.3 .623 .000 .418 13.2 .4 1.2 1.6 13.5
2014–15 Detroit 82 82 30.5 .514 .000 .389 13.5 .7 .9 1.9 13.8
Career 223 173 28.5 .570 .167 .397 11.8 .5 1.0 1.7 12.1


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