January 26, 1981 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Biloxi (Biloxi, Mississippi)|
|NBA draft||2003 / Undrafted|
|Number||8, 12, 20, 21|
|2009–2010||Telekom Baskets Bonn|
|2012||Andrea Costa Imola|
|2013||Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||555 (3.5 ppg)|
|Rebounds||339 (2.2 rpg)|
|Assists||100 (0.6 apg)|
Ronald Edmund Dupree, Jr. (born January 26, 1981) is an American former professional basketball player who played six seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also played numerous seasons in the NBA Development League, and spent time in Europe and Argentina. After developing Ben Simmons at LSU as the director of student development. He is currently in his first season as an assistant coach at the University of Nevada Reno.
Dupree played at Louisiana State University (LSU) under Coach John Brady. He averaged 4.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 12.7 minutes per game in the Tigers' 2000 Sweet Sixteen season. He was named All-SEC Second Team in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. During his sophomore season he led the SEC in scoring at 17.3 points per game and was second in rebounding with 8.8 per game. In each of his last three years he ranked second in the SEC in rebounding with averages of 8.8 (2000–2001), 8.5 (2001–2002), and 8.3 (2002–2003). He also never finished lower than seventh in the league in scoring in his final three seasons. He finished his LSU career as the school's eighth-most-prolific scorer and sixth-best rebounder.
Dupree went undrafted in 2003, but signed during the 2003–04 season with the Chicago Bulls. After his rookie season, he signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons, but was infrequently used by coach Larry Brown. Dupree was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves prior to the 2005–06 season for a second-round draft pick. He re-signed with the Pistons on July 17, 2006. On December 14, 2007, he was waived so the Pistons could make room for other players obtained in a trade with the Charlotte Bobcats. He was signed to a ten-day contract by the Seattle SuperSonics on April 3, 2008.
Dupree started the 2008–2009 season with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Developmental League. Halfway through the season he was traded to the Utah Flash, and helped take that team to the D-League finals. Dupree was invited to training camp with the Utah Jazz for preparation to the 2009–2010 season. However, he did not make their final roster.
He signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Toronto Raptors on September 16, 2010. Dupree was released from the Toronto Raptors roster on October 19, 2010. He was re-signed by Toronto on December 26, 2010, but waived again on January 5, 2011.
He signed with the Argentine team Regatas Corrientes in January 2012. He then signed with the Italian team Andrea Costa Imola Basket in February 2012. In September 2012, he joined the Memphis Grizzlies, but he did not make the team's regular season roster.
On January 4, 2013, Dupree was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders. On February 25, 2013, Dupree was traded to the Reno Bighorns. On August 8, 2013, he signed a two-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem.
On September 10, 2014, he announced his retirement and became a student assistant on the LSU men’s basketball staff.
NBA career statistics
|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|
- Sonics Notebook: Sonics sign Dupree to 10-day deal
- Jazz Waive Dupree, Harris
- Raptors Re-Sign Dupree
- Raptors Waive Ronald Dupree
- Memphis Grizzlies add Michael Dunigan, Ronald Dupree, Jarrid Famous, Jerome Jordan, D.J. Kennedy to training camp
- Memphis Grizzlies waive Ronald Dupree, Jerome Jordan, Ronald Murray
- D-Fenders Acquire Ronald Dupree
- D-Fenders Trade for Jerome Jordan
- "HAPOEL JERUSALEM picks up Dupree". Eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
- "LSU basketball hires former player Ronald Dupree as student assistant".