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May 19, 1969 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Booker T. Washington
|College||Oklahoma State (1987–1990)|
|NBA draft||1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|Number||21, 12, 7|
|1991–1992||Oklahoma City Cavalry|
|1992||Treasure Coast Tropics|
|1997||Atléticos de San Germán|
|1999||New Hampshire Thunder Loons|
|2001–2002||Wilmington Wave Rockers|
|2002–2003||Frontier City River Dogz|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||1,080 (10.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||351 (3.4 rpg)|
|Assists||111 (1.3 spg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Dumas, a 6'8" small forward from Oklahoma State University, was selected with the 46th pick of the 1992 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns. During the 1992–93 season, however, Dumas was suspended from the NBA for violating its substance abuse policy. Dumas played in Israel for Hapoel Holon during his suspension. His rookie campaign commenced 19 games into the Suns' stellar 1992–93 season, averaging 15.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while helping the team to a league-best 62 wins and an NBA Finals appearance. Because of his performance during his first season in the NBA, Dumas received NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors.
Following a stint in rehab, he returned in 1995 to the Phoenix Suns, averaging just 5.5 points in 15 games in his final season with that team. Under the influence of head coach John Lucas, Dumas concluded his brief NBA career with a season with the 76ers, averaging 6.2 points in 39 games.
He then continued his professional career overseas, for Gymnastikos S. Larissas in Greece, Pekaes Pruszków (1998–99) in Poland, as well as for the Westchester Wildfire of the United States Basketball League.
Dumas retired from basketball in 2003. Dumas also spent a year working at the Whirlpool plant in Tulsa where they manufacture ranges.
Dumas was arrested by Federal Agents December 19, 2013 on eight felony charges of alleged Organized Retail Theft. He was taken into Federal Custody at his Dumas Youth Sports Club in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Dumas was one of 151 people taken into custody by the Federal Marshal's Service. His trial was scheduled for September 15, 2014. Dumas pleaded guilty to theft on Thursday December 11, 2014. On January 20, 2015, Dumas was sentenced to three years of probation in a case stemming from thefts from a store on a military base, he was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Sam Myers of Maricopa County Superior Court under a plea agreement with prosecutors. "Authorities say Dumas stole about $800 worth of merchandise from a Luke Air Force Base store while working with a janitorial service. They say Dumas was seen on surveillance cameras taking cigarettes, alcohol, food, DVDs and shoes."
- "Like father, like son: Former Phoenix Suns forward Richard Dumas' NBA fizzle has roots". AZCentral.com. May 24, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
- "Richard Dumas on'93". NBA.com. June 13, 2003. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
- "U.S. Marshals arrest 151 in Operation Grinch Stopper 2". AZFamily.com. December 26, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
- "Sept. 15 trial set for former Phoenix Suns player Richard Dumas". Associated Press. June 17, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
- "Probation for ex-Sun Richard Dumas". ESPN. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
- NBA career stats @ basketballreference.com
- Richard Dumas on '93 @ NBA.com, posted June 13, 2003
- Richard Dumas and Friends Athletic Association - Started August 2012
-  Hoop PEKAES Pruszków 1998 roster