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Andre Drummond, currently playing for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA), was named an NBA All-Star for the first time in 2016, and for the second time in 2018. Here are a few interesting things to know about the professional basketball player:

  1.  Born on August 10, 1993, in Mount Vernon, New York to Jamaican parents. As a 7-year old along with his mother Christine Cameron and sister Ariana, he moved to Middletown, Connecticut.
  2.  He attended Woodrow Wilson Middle School and later joined Capital Preparatory Magnet School, Hartford, Connecticut along with his sister. After spending two years at Capital Preparatory, he moved to St. Thomas More in Oakdale, Connecticut.
  3.  As most dominating centers, he led St. Thomas More to national prep championship in 2011. He was projected as No.1 player by ESPN and NBADraft.com, while being ranked No.2 player by Rivals.com and Scout.com in the class of 2011.
  4.  He was part of United States gold medal winning team in the inaugural edition of 2010 FIBA Under-17 World Championship. Drummond helped team USA to a 111-80 victory over Poland in the gold medal game. The U.S. team remained undefeated.
  5.  After much speculation he finally announced on August 26, 2011, of his intention to join ‘University of Connecticut,’ which created media frenzy due to the sheer surprise. To accommodate Drummond, Michael Bradley, agreed to give up his scholarship.
  6.  As a freshman he started in 30 of 34 games at UConn, averaging 10 points, 2.7 blocks and grabbed 7.6 rebounds in 28.4 minutes of playing time per game.
  7.  He also scored two 20 plus points during the season including a 24-point performance against Holy Cross. Drummond’s collegiate career came to an end with Huskies loss to Iowa State and with this he announced his decision to enter the 2012 NBA Draft.
  8.  Drummond was selected ninth overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2012 NBA Draft. He was an invited attendee at the NBA annual draft pick and one of the 49 College underclassmen in the draft.
  9.  In his rookie season he averaged 7.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.6 blocks in 20.7 minutes per game. He was named to the 2012-13, NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
  10.  On January 24, 2014, Drummond recorded the first 20-20 game of his short career and the first Piston to achieve that since Antonio McDyess did it against the New York Knicks on March 11, 2009. Piston lost 101 to 103.
  11.  On February 14, 2014, in the Rising Stars Challenge, he led the Team Hill to a 142 to 136 victory over Team Webber. Drummond grabbed everything in sight including Most Valuable Player trophy, scoring 30 points and grabbed a record 25 rebounds.
  12.  On March 11, 2015, Drummond had career high 27 rebounds including 17 offensives to go with 22 points in the Pistons’ loss to the Golden State Warriors and in its eighth straight loss. This was his fourth 20-20 performance over the previous two seasons.
  13.  As Piston slumped to its 45th loss of the season to Miami Heat, on March 29, 2015, Drummond recorded a then career high 32 points and 14 rebounds.
  14.  The Pistons matched its best 3-0 start of the season with Drummond recording double-double in all the three games of the 2015-16, season. He became the first franchise player with three consecutive double-double to start the season.
  15.  Drummond was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, for the first week of the 2015-16, season and in the process became the first Piston to win the award since Rodney Stuckey earned in December 2009.
  16.  He was once again named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second week of 2015-16, season. He recorded 29 points and 27 rebounds in a win over Portland Trail Blazers on November 08, to become only the third player with three 20/20 games in the first six games of the season.
  17.  His 11 consecutive double-double came to an end on November 21, 2015. This was the second longest streak by a Piston since Dave DeBussche achieved with 13 consecutive double-double in 1966-67.
  18.  On December 18, 2015, in a 147-144 quadruple-overtime win over the Chicago Bulls, he scored a career high 33 points with 21 rebounds, to become the first Pistons player with at least 30/20 in a game since 1990-91.
  19.  He has also set a record for all the wrong reason when he set an all-time NBA record for missed free throws in a game against Houston Rockets on January 20, 2016. He missed 23 of the 36 free throws attempts to surpass the record of 22 set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1967.
  20.  Drummond earned his first NBA All-Star selection on January 28, 2016. He was the reserve for the Eastern Conference in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, where he also contested in the Slam Dunk Contest.
  21.  Towards the end of 2015-16, season he bettered his personal and the league’s high of consecutive double-double at 13 straight. Earlier in the season he also recorded his league leading 50th double-double in the game against Bucks on February 27, with 15 points and 17 rebounds.
  22.  In the third game of the 2016-17, season he recorded 20 points and 23 rebounds in a 98-83 win over Bucks, setting his 10th career game with at least 20/20. At the beginning of the season Pitons re-signed Drummond on a five-year worth $130 million contract on July 15, 2016.
  23.  With 20 points and 17 rebounds for a losing cause against Celtics on November 19, 2016, Drummond reached 4, 000 career rebounds. He became the second youngest player to reach the milestone at 23 years and 101 days.
  24.  He led Pistons to a 9-3 record in the 2017-18, season when he recorded 16 points, 20 rebounds, and a then career high 7 assists in a 111-104 win over the Atlanta Hawks. It was their best ever start since 2005-06.
  25.  The Detroit Pistons center, Drummond had a season highs of 26 points and 22 rebounds to lead the team to 118-108 victory on November 27, 2017and send the Celtics to their first loss of the season. He also had six assists and four steals to become the first player with these figures since Charles Barkley in January 1990.
  26.  On January 24, 2018, in 98-95 overtime loss to Utah Jazz, he recorded 30 points, 24 rebounds, 6 blocks, 4 assists, and 3 steals. In the process became first player to record such statistics since 1973-74, when NBA began to record the stats.
  27.  On March 29, 2018, he recorded 24 points and 23 rebounds in a 103-92 win over the Wizards, for his 20th 20/20 game of his career. He ended the season with 15 points, 3 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.6 blocks and 16 rebounds per game to become the first player to average that many rebounds since Rodman in 1997 and the second in last 40 years.
  28.  As part of United States National Team that won the Gold Medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Drummond played in eight games averaging 3 points, and 2.5 rebounds in 5.8 minutes of play time per game.
  29.  In the game against Brooklyn Nets, on March 11, 2019, he equaled the record of Bob Lanier set in 1974-75, for consecutive 19th double-double in Pistons’ team history.
  30.  On April 07, 2019, Drummond broke his own single-season franchise record with his 67th double-double and leads the league in the category. In the season he also reached 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 100 blocks, and 100 steals for the fourth season of his career, the most in NBA history.
  31.  Andre Drummond Net Worth: $60 Million

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