NBA projection: Dawkins has been projected as a second-round pick by some draft analysts. He helped his cause by earning a spot on the Portsmouth Invitational all-tournament team.
Dawkins, returning from a medical redshirt season, played just under 14 minutes a game, but he still managed to squeeze off 147 3-point attempts and make an impressive 42 percent of them. He passed two milestones when he became the 13th player in Duke history to notch 200 or more three-pointers and the 63rd player to score more than 1,000 points in a career.
Key statistics: 7.9 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.4 apg, 0.5 spg, 0.5 tpg, 13.7 mpg, .444 FG, .421 3PT, .811 FT
Cool statistic: In Duke’s 80-65 win at Pittsburgh this season. Dawkins scored 20 points in only 15 minutes. He was the 19th player in school history to rack up 20 points in less than 20 minutes on the floor.
Reminds me of: Anthony Morrow
What Insiders Say
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski
“Andre is a great story, because [after] sitting out last year, to go through the things he went through and to come back, I’m so happy for him and we’re the beneficiaries of his great play.”
What Outsiders Say
Pittsburgh forward Lamar Patterson
“We knew he could shoot. He was hitting his shots [six of 6 3-pointers]. He had a couple of tough ones. Unfortunately we were leaving him open which wasn’t smart. For his first couple threes he was covered. There’s nothing you can really do about that.”
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Dawkins is a pure, exceptional shooter who can get on major rolls. He had to adjust to playing this season with freshman sensation Jabari Parker, and after taking a year off to deal with the depression created by the death of his sister in 2009, Dawkins didn't have the same spot in the Blue Devils' rotation. But he gets marks from NBA types for returning to the team and having a credible senior season.