Golden State Warriors Sign Dewayne Dedmon from Santa Cruz
Center Averaged 13.5 Points, 12.0 Boards in Two Preseason Games in Santa Cruz
The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent center Dewayne Dedmon as a Call-Up from Santa Cruz, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Dedmon’s signing is the second GATORADE Call-Up of the 2013-14 NBA D-League season.
Dedmon, 24, appeared in two preseason games with the Santa Cruz Warriors, averaging 13.5 points, 12.0 rebounds, 4.00 blocks and 1.50 steals in 27.5 minutes, securing double-doubles in both contests and converting on 11-of-17 shots from the field (64.7 percent). He is the second player this season to be called up to the NBA from the D-League (joining Utah’s Diante Garrett) and is the 18th D-League Call-Up in Golden State Warriors history.
The 7’0’’ center was originally signed by Golden State as a free agent on September 23 and appeared in five preseason games with the club, tallying 3.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.00 blocks in 10.3 minutes. He was waived on October 25.
Dedmon was not selected in the 2013 NBA Draft following a two-year career at USC, where he averaged 7.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.67 blocks over 51 games (49 starts). In 31 games (29 starts) as a redshirt junior this past season, he averaged 6.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.13 blocks and 1.10 steals in 22.3 minutes per contest. Dedmon did not play organized basketball until his senior year of high school due to religious reasons and played one season at Antelope Valley College in his hometown of Lancaster, CA, before transferring to USC.
He will wear uniform #21.
For a link to Dedmon’s highlights from Santa Cruz’s two exhibition games, click here: http://youtu.be/vgorURDkIc4.