Former Duke guard Andre Dawkins spent most of last season in the NBA Development League and hopes to make an NBA roster next year by competing in the summer league this offseason.
After spending most of last year in the NBA D-League, Duke Basketball alum Andre Dawkins will reportedly join the Dallas Mavericks this summer to compete with their summer league team. The Orlando Summer League will begin this weekend and you can catch Dawkins in action on Saturday at 9 am.
At Duke, Dawkins only averaged 6.9 points per game for his career but made over 40% of his three pointers. He was a key part of the 2010 National Championship team after enrolling with the Blue Devils early to help add some depth in the backcourt and led the Blue Devils in points off the bench that season. Dawkins missed what would have been his true senior year and redshirted for the 2012-13 season after the death of his sister.
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After graduating in 2014, Dawkins signed with the Miami Heat after going undrafted and participated in summer league and training camp but was unfortunately waived and sent to the Sioux Fall Skyforce in the D-League after the season began. He has able to earn several NBA call-ups from the Heat and the Boston Celtics to add depth to the bench but was barely used seeing playing time in only four NBA games for the 2014-15 season.
Last season Andre Dawkins starred in the development league for the entire year with the Texas Legends, averaging 17.5 points per game and shooting 43.7% from beyond the arc. For his career he’s averaged 18.2 points and has been able to showcase his scoring and shooting ability, including a 36 point performance making 11 threes!
With shooting becoming one of the main focuses of the NBA, Dawkins could be a heavily sought-after prospect for NBA organizations this offseason. He may also make an appearance with another team in the Utah or Las Vegas summer leagues later this summer to get more exposure to pro scouts. Best of luck to the former Duke guard in the summer league and we hope to see him sign with an NBA team for next season!