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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 81 games (all starts) in his second NBA season in Detroit, averaged 13.5 points, 13.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.6 blocks in 32.3 minutes ... finished second in the NBA in rebound average (13.2), field goal percentage (62.3%) and double-doubles (57) ... Tied a career-high two assists vs. Toronto (4/13)…Recorded his second 20-point/20-rebound game with 26 points and a career-high-tying 26 rebounds atChicago (4/11), the most by a Piston since Ben Wallace recorded 28 rebounds vs. Boston (3/24/02)…Recorded a career-high six blocks at Philadelphia (1/10)…Recorded career-highs in points (31) and steals (6) vs. Philadelphia (12/1).

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Appeared in 60 games (10 starts) averaging 7.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, 0.5 assists, team-high 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 20.7 minutes…Led the team in scoring four times and in rebounds 22 times…Scored 10-plus points 17 times and 20-plus twice…Grabbed 10-plus rebounds 20 times and 15-plus once…Recorded nine double-doubles – second most on team…Among NBA rookies, ranked 12th in points per game (7.9), second in rebounds per game (7.6), third in steals (1.0), second in blocks (1.6), first in field goal percentage among rookies who played 25-plus games (61%) and third in efficiency (13.8)…Scored a career-high 29 points at Cleveland (4/10) and grabbed career-high 18 rebounds vs. Milwaukee (1/29)…Blocked career-high five shots vs. Washington (12/21) and recorded career-high three steals twice [at Miami (1/25) and at Brooklyn (4/17)]…Finished the season with 95 blocks and 59 steals making him one of only five centers in the NBA to record 90-plus blocks and 55-plus steals (Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah, Marc Gasol, Chris Bosh)…His nine double-doubles were second-most by a rookie (Anthony Davis – 20) and his 95 blocks were the third most by a Pistons rookie since 1980 [John Salley (125) and Theo Ratliff (116)]…Recorded a 17.7 rebounds per 48 minutes which ranked as the third most by a rookie in the NBA since 1985-86 (minimum 300 minutes) behind Roy Tharpley (18.2 in 1986-87) and Charles Oakley (18.0 in 1985-86)…Shot 10-11 (90.9%) from the field for a career-high 29 points at Cleveland (4/10) to mark the second-most points by a Pistons rookie since 1985-86 while shooting 80% or better from the field…Recorded 18 points and career-high 18 rebounds vs. Milwaukee (1/29) becoming the first Pistons rookie to record 18 points and 18 rebounds since Terry Tyler recorded 24 points and 18 rebounds vs. New Orleans (10/17/78)…He also became the first rookie in NBA history to record 18 points and 18 rebounds off the bench and the first player to record 18 points and 18 rebounds in a reserve role since Kevin Love scored 23 points and grabbed 22 rebounds off the bench vs. Phoenix (3/28/10)…His 11 points, 14 rebounds and career-high five blocks vs. Washington (12/21) marked the best rookie numbers since Dwight Howard’s 14 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks vs. Chicago (4/6/05)…Missed 22 games with a stress fracture to his fifth lumbar vertebra.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Detroit in the first round (#9 overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE:
Honors: Named to the 2011-12 Big East All-Rookie Team…Was named to the 2011-12 Naismith preseason watch list as well as the Wayman Tisdale Award Watch List, presented to the nation’s top freshman.

Year-By-Year Key Notes: Was an early entry candidate for the 2012 NBA Draft out of Connecticut. 2011-12 (Freshman): Averaged 10.0 points, while leading UConn in rebounding at 7.6 per game, field goal percentage at .538 and blocked shots (2.7 bpg)…His 2.7 blocks per game ranked third in the conference and 14th in the country...Recorded 10 double-doubles during the season which marked a UConn freshman record under head coach Jim Calhoun…Recorded a season-high 24 points (11-12 FG), eight rebounds and five blocks vs. Holy Cross (12/18) and scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds vs. West Virginia (1/9/12)…Scored 15 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked four shots vs. Notre Dame (1/29)…Scored a team-high 18 points (9-12 FG) and grabbed seven rebounds at Georgetown (2/1)…Recorded 17 points and 14 rebounds vs. Syracuse (2/25).

PERSONAL:
Full name is Andre Jamal Drummond…Favorite subject in school was math and enjoys working with computers…His childhood sports hero was Michael Jordan and he played football, soccer, baseball and lacrosse while growing up…Wears size 18 sneakers…Attended St. Thomas More School in Oakdale, Conn and led the Chancellors to the 2011 Prep National Championship…Was rated the # 1 prospect by Scout.com and #2 in the ESPNU Top-100 coming out of high school…Was a member of the U.S. 2010 gold-medal winning team which participated in the FIBA Under-17 World Championship.

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Height: 6'11''/ 2.11m
Weight: 279 lbs./ 126.6 kg
Born: August 10, 1993
From: University of Connecticut
Draft: 1st Round (9th pick) 2012 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2012
Years Pro: 2
Previous Teams:
  Detroit Pistons 2012 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Connecticut/USA

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