Basketball Without Borders, Americas: Dominique Wilkins


Position: Forward
NBA Career Averages
PointsReboundsAssists
24.86.72.5
Height/Weight: 6 ft 7 in / 200 lbs
Born: January 12, 1960
College: Georgia
Years in the NBA: 15
Teams:
Atlanta Hawks (1982-1993)
L.A. Clippers (1993-1994)
Boston Celtics (1994-1995)
San Antonio Spurs (1996-1997)
Orlando Magic (1998-1999)

CAREER SNAPSHOT
  • After an NBA career that saw him become one of just 12 players to score 25,000 points, Wilkins was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.
  • Finished his career at seven in the NBA all-time scoring list (26,534 points) and 10th in scoring average (25.3 ppg).
  • Named to seven All-NBA teams and nine consecutive All-Star squads. Twice won the Slam Dunk competition.
  • Led the San Antonio Spurs in scoring (18.2 ppg) at the age of 37.
  • Led Panathinaikos Athens of the Greek League to the European Championship for Men's Clubs in 1996, scoring 20.9 points per game and pulling down seven rebounds per contest.

PERSONAL
  • Nicknamed "The Human Highlight Film."
  • Currently the Hawks' Vice President of Basketball. Wilkins was previously the team's Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Player Development Assistant.
  • Extremely active with local and national charity endeavors, Wilkins has done work with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Special Olympics, Muscular Dystrophy Association and American Lung Association.
  • In July 2007, Wilkins launched "Nique and Newt's Full-Court Press on Diabetes" with former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich.
  • In March 2010, Wilkins was honored by the Georgia State Legislature as they presented a State Resolution naming him the Diabetes Ambassador for the state of Georgia.
  • Born in Paris, France, where his father was stationed while with the Air Force.


  • 40
    players from Latin America and Canada
  • 16
    countries represented
  • 9
    NBA Legends and coaches will run the camp
  • Adonal Foyle
    Foyle, who hails from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was a revered defensive presence during his time in the league. Active in the community, Foyle was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in 2009.

  • Allan Houston
    One of the most prolific 3-point shooters in the history of the NBA, Houston's now an assistant general manager for the New York Knicks. After 10 years in New York, he became a fan favorite not only for his play on the court, but his work off of it.

  • Sam Perkins
    An 18-year veteran of the NBA, "Big Smooth" was one of the league's best-shooting big men during his playing days. Before entering the NBA, Perkins co-captained the gold medal-winning US team at the 1984 Olympics.

  • Dominique Wilkins
    "The Human Highlight Film" will bring the skills and knowledge that made him a nine-time All-Star and a 2006 Hall of Fame inductee to the camp, along with the commitment to the community that's made him a legend in Atlanta and around the world.