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Miami Heat | #21 | Center











7'0" | 245lb | 32 years

Player Bio


An early entrant candidate who went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft after his forgoing his senior season at USC ... Signed to a contract as a free agent with Golden State (9/23/13) ... Waived by Golden State (10/25/13) ... Signed with Golden State (11/18/13) ... Waived by Golden State (12/5/13) ... Signed a 10-day contract with Philadelphia (1/14/14) ... Signed a second 10-day contract with Philadelphia (1/24/14) ... Waived by Philadelphia (2/3/14) ... Signed a 10-day contract with Orlando (2/25/14) ... Signed a second 10 day contract with Orlando (3/7/14) ... Signed a multi-year contract to play the remainder of the season with Orlando (3/17/14) ... Signed a multi-year deal as a free agent with San Antonio (7/14/16) ... Signed as a free agent with Atlanta (7/21/17) ... Exercised his player option extending his contract with Atlanta (6/20/18) ... Signed to a contract with Sacramento (7/8/19).


Averaged 7.1 ppg (.520 FG%, 0-4 3pt, .614 FT%), 6.4 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.9 spg, 1.7 bpg and 22.7 mpg in 51 career collegiate games (49 starts) ... As a redshirt junior, averaged 6.7 ppg (.500 FG%, 0-3 3pt, .681 FT%), 7.0 rpg, 0.6 apg, 2.1 bpg and 22.3 mpg in 31 games (29 starts) during the 2012-13 season ... Seventh most blocks (66) in a single season in USC Men’s Basketball history and fourth highest single season block total by a junior ... Top Single-Game Performances: Recorded six points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and six blocks in a win vs. UC Riverside (12/15/12) tying the eighth highest single game block total in program history ... Posted a double-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks and one assist vs. California (1/5/13) ... Tallied 13 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks in a win at Utah (1/12/13) ... Tied his career-high scoring 18 points as he made a career-high nine field goals to go with six rebounds, two steals and one block at Washington (3/6/13) ... As a redshirt sophomore, averaged 7.6 ppg (.551 FG%, 0-1 3pt, .537 FT%), 5.5 rpg, 0.7 spg, 1.0 bpg and 23.3 mpg in 20 games (20 starts) during the 2011-12 season ... Missed 12 games, including one game due to a stress injury in his right foot and the final 11 games of the season due to a torn left MCL & tibial bone bruise ... Top Single-Game Performances: Totaled 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting to go with eight rebounds, three blocks and one assist in a win vs. Cal State Northridge (11/11/11) ... Posted 14 points, six rebounds, three steals and three blocks in a win vs. TCU (12/19/11) ... Scored a career-high 18 points adding seven rebounds and one steal at Oregon (1/19/12) ... During the 2010-11 season, Dedmon transferred from Antelope Valley College to USC to begin the second semester and practice with the Trojans but kept his eligibility after not playing for AVC that season ... Averaged 6.5 ppg (.500 FG%, 0-1 3pt, .659 FT%), 7.4 rpg and 2.0 bpg in 21 games (21 starts) for Antelope Valley College during the 2009-10 season.


A Lancaster, California native, his full name is Dewayne Jamal Dedmon ... The son of Thomas Dedmon and Gail Lewis and younger brother of Sabrina and Marina ... Majored in sociology while attending USC ... Chose USC to stay close to his mother and sisters ... Tried out for his high school basketball games his first three years, but could not join the team due to religious reasons; did not play organized basketball until his senior year of high school playing only in a handful of games ... Enrolled at Antelope Valley College as a part-time student to get into the water treatment business and went through a workout that landed him on the basketball team ... During the 2008-09 season, he worked out and learned basketball by videotaping the games when the team played and memorizing every play at all five positions ... That year, Dedmon grew three inches to an even 7-feet and filled out to 225 pounds ... @d_dedmon3 on Twitter.