DeAndre' Bembry

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DeAndre' Bembry
DeAndre Bembry.jpg
No. 95 – Atlanta Hawks
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1994-07-04) July 4, 1994 (age 24)
Charlotte, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeSaint Joseph's (2013–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–presentAtlanta Hawks
2016–2017Salt Lake City Stars
2017–2018Erie BayHawks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

DeAndre' Pierre' Bembry (born July 4, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Saint Joseph's University. He was named Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year in 2016, becoming the first Hawk to receive the honor since Ahmad Nivins in 2009. He was also named first-team All-Atlantic 10 for the second year in a row and was named to the All-Defensive Team. Bembry averaged 17.5 points and 7.6 rebounds a game as a junior.[1] He was drafted 21st overall in the 2016 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks.

High school career[edit]

Bembry attended Rocky River High School before transferring to St. Patrick High School where he averaged 21.8 points and 9.0 rebounds as a senior, earning a New Jersey All-State First Team selection and being named the 2013 Union County Player of the Year.[2]

College career[edit]

As a freshman, Bembry won the Atlantic-10 Rookie of the Year award and helped lead the Saint Joseph's Hawks to their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2008 by winning the conference championship. The team also featured future NBA guard Langston Galloway as well as Ronald Roberts and Halil Kanacević.

In Bembry's sophomore season, the Hawks struggled as a result of losing four seniors. However, Bembry was a bright spot as he led the team in scoring (17.7 ppg), rebounds (7.7), assists (3.6), and steals (1.9). He was also named to the A-10's All-Conference First Team.

As a junior, Bembry was again named to the A-10's All-Conference First Team and he won the Atlantic-10 Player of the Year award. He led the Hawks to a second NCAA berth in 3 years after winning the conference championship. In the title game against VCU, Bembry was at his best, scoring 30 points on an extremely efficient 13 for 16 shooting. The Hawks would go on to defeat the Cincinnati Bearcats in the first round before losing a close game to the Oregon Ducks in the Round of 32.

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Hawks (2016–present)[edit]

On June 23, 2016, Bembry was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 21st overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.[3] On July 15, 2016, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Hawks.[4] He made his NBA debut in the Hawks' 114–99 season-opening win over the Washington Wizards on October 27, 2016, recording two points and one rebound in two minutes off the bench.[5] In February 2017, he twice had a season-high 10 points.[5] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule.[6]

On September 13, 2017, Bembry was ruled out for four-to-six weeks after sustaining a strained right triceps.[7] On January 5, 2018, he suffered a left adductor strain, which ruled him out for the rest of the month.[8]

On October 24, 2018, Bembry grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds in 29 minutes in a 111–104 win over the Dallas Mavericks.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Two weeks before the 2016 NBA draft, Bembry's younger brother, Adrian, was shot and killed outside of an apartment building in Charlotte, trying to break up a fight.[10]

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

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Atlanta 38 1 9.8 .480 .056 .375 1.6 .7 .2 .1 2.7
2017–18 Atlanta 26 3 17.5 .414 .367 .576 2.8 1.9 .8 .5 5.2
2018–19 Atlanta 82 15 23.5 .446 .289 .640 4.4 2.5 1.3 .5 8.4
Career 146 19 18.9 .445 .281 .605 3.3 1.9 .9 .4 6.3

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Saint Joseph's 34 34 32.6 .458 .346 .583 4.5 2.7 .9 .6 12.1
2014–15 Saint Joseph's 31 31 38.6 .432 .327 .638 7.7 3.6 1.9 .9 17.7
2015–16 Saint Joseph's 36 35 37.3 .479 .266 .657 7.8 4.5 1.4 .8 17.5
Career 101 100 36.1 .457 .312 .628 6.7 3.6 1.4 .8 15.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hunt, Donald (March 11, 2016). "Saint Joseph's DeAndre' Bembry named A-10 Player of the Year". The Philadelphia Tribune. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "DeAndre' Bembry Bio". SJUHawks.com. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  3. ^ Cato, Tim (June 23, 2016). "NBA Draft 2016: Hawks pick DeAndre Bembry at No. 21". SBNation.com. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "Hawks Sign First Round Picks Taurean Prince & DeAndre' Bembry". NBA.com. July 15, 2016. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "DeAndre' Bembry 2016-17 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "All-Time NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Bembry To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Strained Tricep". NBA.com. September 13, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  8. ^ "Valanciunas posts double-double, Raptors crush Hawks 108-93". ESPN.com. January 24, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  9. ^ "Bazemore scores 32 points, Hawks rally to beat Mavs 111-104". ESPN.com. October 24, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  10. ^ Zwerling, Jared (August 10, 2016). "DeAndre' Bembry: My Tribute to My Fallen Brother, Adrian". NBPA.com. Retrieved August 10, 2016.

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