Andre Drummond Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week
The NBA announced today that Pistons Center Andre Drummond has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played from October 27 through November 1. Drummond becomes the first Piston to win the award since Rodney Stuckey did for the week of December 7 through December 13, 2009.
Drummond posted a point-rebound double-double in each game, leading the Pistons to an NBA-tying-best 3-0 record behind averages of 18.7 points and 16.3 rebounds. He also added 2.0 blocks per game. The fourth-year center opened the week with an 18-point, 19-rebound effort during a 106-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Oct. 27, and closed the week with a 20-point, 20-rebound to help the Pistons defeat the Chicago Bulls 98-94 in overtime on Oct. 30. Drummond leads the NBA in rebounds per game (16.3) and has recorded five career 20-point/20-rebound games.
A fourth-year center from the University of Connecticut, Drummond became the first Piston to record three consecutive double-doubles to start the season since Ben Wallace in 2004-05. His 19 rebounds at Atlanta (10/27) and 20 rebounds vs. Chicago (10/30) mark the NBA’s two highest individual totals this season.
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