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Andre Dawkins

Andre Dawkins
College Duke
Conference ACC
Sport Basketball
Position Guard
Jersey # 20
Class Junior
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Nationality American
Born (1991-09-19) September 19, 1991 (age 22)
Fairfax, Virginia
High school Atlantic Shores Christian,
Chesapeake, Virginia
Championships
Tournaments

Andre Wade Dawkins (born September 19, 1991) is an American college basketball player who currently plays for Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team as a shooting guard.

Early life

Dawkins was raised by his parents, Andre and Pamela Dawkins. He was born in Fairfax, Virginia, on September 19, 1991, to his mother, Tammy Hill.

High school

He started his high school basketball career at Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake, Virginia, before transferring to Atlantic Shores Christian School, where he reclassified as a freshman.

Dawkins was a three-time first team all-state, all-conference, and all-state tournament team selection. He was named conference player of the year as a sophomore, after averaging 22.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.[1]

Duke

In June 2008 Dawkins committed to join Duke in 2010, but in July 2009 he announced he would graduate a year ahead of schedule to enroll at Duke University in time for the 2009–10 season, following the transfer of guard, Elliot Williams, to Memphis.[2]

In December 2009 an automobile accident in West Virginia killed Dawkins' sister, Lacey, and injured their mother, Tamara Hill. The two had been on their way from Columbus, Ohio, to see Dawkins play against St. John's.[3] He played in 38 games in the 2009–10 season, averaging 12.6 minutes and 4.4 points per game.[4]

"Andre has guts," teammate Jon Scheyer said in 2010.[5] "He comes in games and he's confident, and it's a big lift."[5]

As a freshman he was a back-up guard on Duke's 2010 national champion team. In the NCAA tournament Elite Eight game (March 28, 2010) against Baylor, Dawkins hit two crucial three-pointers in the first half to help Duke stay in the game.

In the Summer of 2012, Duke announced that Dawkins would redshirt the 2012–13 season.[6]

On April 11th 2013, Dawkins announced he is returning to Duke for his Senior season and changing his number from 20 to 34 (in honor of his idol Ray Allen who changed his number from 20 back to 34 when he joined the Heat). He stated on Twitter he is going to be a completely different and better player.

References

External links

  • Duke Blue Devils profile
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