Justin Dentmon

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Justin Dentmon
Justin Dentmon by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Dentmon with Žalgiris Kaunas in 2014
No. 55 – Shandong Golden Stars
Position Point guard
League Chinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1985-09-05) September 5, 1985 (age 31)
Carbondale, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Carbondale (Carbondale, Illinois)
The Winchendon School
(Winchendon, Massachusetts)
College Washington (20052009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Hapoel Afula
2010–2011 Texas Legends
2011 Toros de Aragua
2011 Cocolos
2011–2012 Austin Toros
2012 San Antonio Spurs
2012 Toronto Raptors
2012 Olimpia Milano
2012–2013 Austin Toros
2013 Texas Legends
2013 Dallas Mavericks
2013 Texas Legends
2013 Capitanes de Arecibo
2013–2014 Žalgiris Kaunas
2014–2015 Qingdao DoubleStar
2015 Texas Legends
2015–2016 Sichuan Blue Whales
2016 Galatasaray
2016–present Shandong Golden Stars
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Justin Lorenzo Dentmon (born September 5, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Shandong Golden Stars of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played college basketball for Washington.

High school career[edit]

In 2004 Carbondale Community High School’s Justin Dentmon in his senior season led his team to a fourth place state finish; He was the top scorer in the 2004 state tournament in Peoria scoring 78 points in only three games. He led his team in points with 22.1 points per game accumulating 773 points over his senior season. Also during his senior year he was named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State 1st team, the class AA All-Star 1st team and named the South Seven Conference MVP.[1] After originally committing to go play basketball at Illinois State University in bloomington, Illinois Justin decided to play another year of prep basketball at The Winchendon School. The NCAA Men's qualifier rules would’ve sidelined Justin for one whole season in Bloomington which was the main factor in his decision to continue his prep career. Winchendon School is a preparatory school in Winchendon, Massachusetts which aids athletes in preparing for a Division 1 schools curriculum. Justin Dentmon's efforts on the court and the classroom at The Winchendon School help him close a scholarship with the University of Washington.[1]

College career[edit]

In his rookie year at the University of Washington, Justin started in 32 out of 33 games and was named to the All-Pac-10 freshmen team by the coaches in the league. Justin Dentmon had one of the most productive rookie season of any freshmen in University of Washington basketball history. He led the huskies in both steals with 52 on the year and free throw percentage (81.4%). He was also second on the team in assist with 3.7 per game. He Helped the Washington huskies to a 26-7 record and their second consecutive NCAA tournament sweet sixteen appearance.

After his senior season concluded at University of Washington, Justin accumulated 1,425 points which tied for 12th all-time in UW's history with Bill Hanson; he finished fourth on the UW three point field-goals list with 133 field goals made. Justin Dentmon also finished third all-time in assist with 401, and second in steals with 180 .[2]

Professional career[edit]

During the 2011–12 season, he played brief stints with both the San Antonio Spurs[3] and the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.[4]

On April 21, 2012, Dentmon was named the NBA D-League's Most Valuable Player for the 2011–12 season. Dentmon started in all 40 regular season games he played for the Austin Toros, averaging 22.8 points, 5.5 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 37.2 minutes. Also named a 2012 NBA D-League All-Star, Dentmon ranked fourth in the League in scoring, finishing with double-digit points in 39 games. He led the Toros in scoring in 24 games and was the assist leader 26 times.[5]

In April 2012, Dentmon signed with the Italian team Olimpia Milano.[6]

On November 1, 2012, Dentmon re-signed with the Austin Toros.[7] On January 22, 2013, he was traded to the Texas Legends.[8]

On February 14, 2013, Dentmon was named to the Prospects All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game as a replacement for Cory Joseph.[9]

On March 25, 2013, Dentmon signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks.[10] He played two games for the Mavs before being released on April 3.[11] He returned to the Legends following his NBA stint. Afterward, he joined the Capitanes de Arecibo of Puerto Rico.[12]

On August 30, 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Žalgiris Kaunas.[13] He was named Euroleague MVP of the Week during fifth week after scoring 24 points (2/4 two-pointers, 6/6 three-pointers), dishing out 9 assists, rebounding 2 rebounds and making 2 steals.[14]

On February 15, 2014, Justin Dentmon earned bwin MVP honors for the week after leading Zalgiris Kaunas to its first Top 16 victory over Partizan NIS Belgrade on February 13. Dentmon turned in one of the best games of his fantastic debut Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaign with a performance index rating of 33 to lead all players in Top 16 Round 6. Dentmon produced 23 points on 2-for-2 two-point and 5-of-10 three-point shooting plus 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 block and 8 fouls drawn.[15]

On April 12, Justin Dentmon leading his team to a sweet 87-80 victory over Real Madrid in the Lithuanian champs’ final Euroleague game of the season. Dentmon peppered the nets for 36 points on 7-of-11 three-point shooting en route to a performance index rating of 40, which led all players in Top 16 Round 14 and made him the bwin MVP for the third time this season. During the game, Dentmon set the competition record for most three-pointers in a season with 74. He also set a new team mark for points in a game. His all-around performance also included 4-of-5 two-point shooting, 7 free throws made without a miss, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.[16] His many clutch baskets also helped Zalgiris win the LKL title for the 4th consecutive time.

On July 28, 2014, he signed with the Qingdao DoubleStar of China.[17] On March 10, 2015, he was reacquired by the Texas Legends.[18] On his debut, he scored 20 points (4-7 beyond the arc) and gave 8 assists in 38 minutes of play. The Legends lost to the Delaware 87ers 122-119.[19]

On August 19, 2016, Dentmon signed with Turkish club Galatasaray for the 2016–17 season.[20][21] In December 2016, he parted ways with Galatasaray and signed with Chinese club Shandong Golden Stars for the rest of the 2016–17 CBA season.[22][23]

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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 San Antonio 2 0 9.5 .333 .000 .000 .5 .5 .5 .0 2.0
2011–12 Toronto 4 0 18.0 .364 .200 .667 1.8 2.3 .3 .0 5.5
2012–13 Dallas 2 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 0.0
Career 8 0 11.9 .333 .143 .667 1.0 1.3 .3 .0 3.3

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Žalgiris 24 23 29.6 .433 .443 .863 3.5 4.1 1.3 .1 16.8 15.3
Career 24 23 29.6 .433 .443 .863 3.5 4.1 1.3 .1 16.8 15.3

Domestic leagues[edit]

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009-10 Hapoel Afula B.C. Ligat HaAl 22 31.9 .508 .363 .822 3.8 2.8 1.8 .0 19.8
2010-11 Texas Legends D-League 52 34.8 .510 .424 .843 3.4 4.0 1.4 .1 18.7
2011 Toros de Aragua Venezuela LPB ? ? ? ? ? 3.7 4.2 ? ? 20.8
Cocolos de San Pedro Dominican LNB 16 29.0 .467 .135 .778 2.1 2.7 1.3 .0 14.5
2011-12 Austin Toros D-League 47 36.6 .489 .419 .873 3.6 5.3 1.5 .1 22.2
EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Lega A 3 12.3 .429 .200 1.000 1.3 1.3 .3 .0 4.3
2012-13 Texas Legends D-League 24 38.7 .498 .356 .817 3.3 3.6 1.7 .1 26.8
Austin Toros 18 34.8 .396 .373 .835 4.6 4.1 1.0 .1 17.8
2013 Capitanes de Arecibo BSN 16 31.3 .521 .374 .755 2.8 4.7 1.3 .0 14.8
2013-14 BC Žalgiris Lithuania LKL 29 24.8 .466 .396 .833 3.8 3.8 1.9 .1 14.2
2014-15 Qingdao DoubleStar China CBA 44 35.7 .569 .443 .895 4.3 5.0 1.5 .0 30.4
Texas Legends D-League 13 37.8 .421 .439 .889 4.5 6.3 1.0 .2 16.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A LASTING MEMORY: CARBONDALE'S JUSTIN DENTMON IS THE SOUTHERN'S BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR  : Sports". The Southern. Retrieved 2015-10-22. 
  2. ^ "Justin Dentmon Profile - University of Washington Official Athletic Site". GoHuskies.com. Retrieved 2015-10-22. 
  3. ^ "Spurs sign Justin Dentmon to 10-day contract". NBA.com. March 24, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Raptors Sign Justin Dentmon to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 5, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ Austin's Justin Dentmon Named 2012 NBA Development League Most Valuable Player
  6. ^ "Olimpia Milano announced Justin Dentmon". sportando.net. April 29, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ Austin Toros Announce 2012-13 Returning Players and Camp Invitees
  8. ^ Texas Legends Acquire Top Prospect Justin Dentmon, Luther Head from Austin Toros in Exchange for Top Prospect Chris Roberts
  9. ^ Dentmon, Leslie Named Replacements for the NBA Development League All-Star Game Archived 2013-02-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Dallas Mavericks Sign Texas Legends Point Guard Justin Dentmon for Year's 29th GATORADE Call-Up". NBA.com. March 25, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  11. ^ Mavericks sign free agent Josh Akognon to 10-day contract
  12. ^ "Capitanes de Arecibo sign Justin Dentmon and Demetris Nichols". Sportando.net. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "ZALGIRIS KAUNAS signs MVP Dentmon at point". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  14. ^ Dentmon named MVP of the Week (video) (Lithuanian)
  15. ^ Top 16, Round 6 bwin MVP: Justin Dentmon, Zalgiris Kaunas
  16. ^ Top 16, Round 14 bwin MVP: Justin Dentmon, Zalgiris Kaunas
  17. ^ Carchia, Emiliano (July 28, 2014). "Justin Dentmon officially moves to Qingdao Doublestar". Sportando.com. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Legends Acquire Justin Dentmon". OurSportsCentral.com. March 10, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  19. ^ http://visionsportsnews.com/index.php/ml-bk/item/25197-nba-d-league-legends-fall-short-in-final-seconds
  20. ^ "Justin Dentmon Galatasaray Odeabank'ta". Galatasaray.org (in Turkish). August 19, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Galatasaray inks prolific scorer Dentmon". Euroleague.net. August 19, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  22. ^ Justin Dentmon headed to Shandong Bulls
  23. ^ Justin Dentmon signs in China with Shandong Bulls

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