Dewayne Dedmon Celebrity Life
Dewayne Dedmon is an American professional basketball player. He was born on August 12, 1989, in Lancaster, California. He stands 7 feet tall and weighs 245 pounds. Dewayne plays the position of a center for the Sacramento Kings in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Lancaster High School in the city of Lancaster, California.
Dewayne did not play basketball in high school until his senior year because his mother did not allow to play basketball as she thought playing basketball would reduce his religious devotion. He started playing basketball after turning 18. He then attended Antelope Valley College as a part-time student but he didn’t play basketball in the 2008–09 season.
In his college career, he had an average of 6.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. He also suffered from a nasal cavity injury and a broken bone in the forehead by getting hit from an elbow during the game. Because of the injury, he could not attend the last 7 games of the season.
As a sophomore at the University of Southern California (USC), he sustained a lot of injuries but, he started all 20 of the games that he played in that season. In those 20 games, he averaged 7.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. On January 26, 2012, he suffered from torn left Medial Collateral Ligament Injury which made him end the season early.
In the 2012-13 season as a junior for USC, he started 29 of the 31 games with an average of 6.7 points and 7 rebounds per game. On March 12, 2013, Dewayne was suspended indefinitely because of an incident between USC players and local bar patrons.
Dewayne remained undrafted in the NBA draft held in the year 2014. He joined the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks for the Orlando Summer League and the Las Vegas Summer League respectively. He signed with the Golden State Warriors on September 23, 2013. He was waived after appearing in 5 games.
He was soon acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors for the NBA Development League. He was traded back and forth between the Golden State Warriors and the Santa Cruz Warriors a few more times.
Dewayne signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers on January 14, 2014. He was allowed to play for 14 minutes in which he tallied up 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. He signed another 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers after the first contract expired.
After the expiry of the second contact, Philadelphia 76ers did not sign him for the rest of the season. On the same day, he was selected for the Futures All-Star roster for NBA D-League All-Star Game to be held in 2014. The very next day, Santa Cruz required him.
In the 2014–2016 season, Dewayne signed two 10 day contracts with the Orlando Magic. And then a multi-year contract on March 17, 2014. On March 26, 2016, he started on a game against the Chicago Bulls. In 22 minutes of gameplay, he scored a career-high of 18 points and a season-high of 13 rebounds. He played the 2016-17 season for the San Antonio Spurs.
Dewayne signed with the Atlanta Hawks on July 21, 2017. In a match against the Sacramento Kings, he scored a career-high 20 points and had 14 rebounds. He did not play for three to six weeks of the season due to a left tibia stress reaction.
The Sacramento Kings signed Dewayne to a three-year contract worth 40 million dollars on July 8, 2019.
In his whole NBA career, Dewayne played 350 games and started 176 of them with an average of 18.3 minutes per game. He has an average of 6.5 points and 6 rebounds per game.
With his tall stature and great talent, he has a good number of points and rebounds in his bag. He is a key center and many teams have utilized his potential.
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