Andre Drummond
#2 Center

Andre Drummond

Height / Weight
6' 10" / 279 lbs
Born
Aug 10, 1993 (27)
College
Connecticut
NBA Draft
1st Round, 9th Overall, 2012
Nationality
American
SEASON STATS
2020-2021
PTS
15.4
-2.3
Rebounds
11.9
-3.3
Assists
2.1
-0.5
PER
23.03
-1.70
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Andre Jamal Drummond
Nickname: Big Penguin
Place of Birth: Mount Vernon, New York
Shoe Size: 18
Education: Connecticut
Parents: Christine Cameron

Andre Drummond Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Andre Jamal Drummond is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the National Basketball Association. Drummond is a center who is known for his rebounding and collecting double-doubles both during his time with the Cavaliers and before that as a member of the Detroit Pistons. Drummond has been in the NBA since 2012.

Andre Drummond Basketball Career

High School Career (St. Thomas More)

The high school career of Andre Drummond started at Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. Drummond spent his first two years of high school there, before transferring to St. Thomas More in Oakdale, Connecticut for the final two years of his high school career. He helped St. Thomas More win a national prep title in 2011, looking every bit like an NBA player already at that age, with ESPN ranking him as the top player in the 2011 recruiting class.

College Career (Connecticut Huskies)

After high school, Drummond chose to play his college ball at the University of Connecticut. UConn was something of a disappointment that season, failing to get out of the first round of the NCAA Tournament. But Drummond had a strong season, putting up solid stats in his lone collegiate regular season. He averaged 10 points per game and 7.6 rebounds, as arguably the MVP of UConn basketball in his one year there.

Where Drummond made the biggest impact was in the blocked shots department for the Huskies. He averaged 2.7 blocked shots per game in his freshman season, protecting the paint and making the job of his teammates that much easier on the defensive side of the floor. His ability to guard the rim made him an attractive target for NBA teams in the 2012 NBA Draft.

NBA Career

The Detroit Pistons drafted Andre Drummond with the ninth overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft. In his rookie season, he averaged 7.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, which earned him fourth place in rookie of the year voting that season. He also made the all NBA rookie second team, justifying Detroit’s decision to use a first-round draft pick on him.

Since his rookie season, Drummond has averaged at least 13 rebounds per game in every year since, racking up over 8,000 career rebounds in eight years in the league and helping the Pistons get to the playoffs twice in his eight seasons. Fueled largely by rebounds and dunks, Drummond has represented the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star Game twice in his career. Given his tendency to score in the paint, the NBA All-Star Game was made for Drummond, who has shot 83% during his two All-Star appearances.

Drummond has become known for putting together what is known as 20-20 games, where he scores 20 points and grabs 20 rebounds in a contest. In recent seasons, he has done this against the New York Knicks and Miami Heat. In February of 2020, the Pistons made a trade to send Drummond to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were reeling after the recent losses of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

As a member of the United States national team, Drummond helped America win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. While his playing time was limited given the star power on the roster, Drummond’s contributions did help the team secure the gold medal in the tournament.

Andre Drummond Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Andre Drummond signed a five-year, max deal with Detroit in 2016. That contract has paid him at least $22 million dollars per season and is set to pay $28 million in the 2020-2021 campaign. So far, Drummond has earned over $80 million in NBA salary alone over the course of his playing career and will be over $130 million in career earnings by the time he plays through his current contract.

Drummond has an estimated net worth of $40 million. In addition to his NBA salary, Drummond has endorsed Nike, AT&T and Gillette during his NBA career to add additional income to what he has earned from his basketball contracts.

Andre Drummond Personal Life

Andre Drummond was born in Mount Vernon, New York to parents of Jamaican descent. He moved to Connecticut with his mother and sister while he was in middle school, staying in the state during his high school and college career.

Drummond has managed to keep many of the personal details of his life private, something that is increasingly rare for a player of his skill level. He has been linked romantically to television star Jeannette McCurdy in the past, as well as model Candice Brooks and Abigail Russo.

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
2 x NBA All-Star
2016, 2018
1 x All-NBA Third Team
2016
4 x NBA rebounding leader
2016, 2018-2020
1 x NBA All-Rookie Second Team
2013
Awards and Honors by Year:
2013
NBA All-Rookie Second Team
2016
NBA All-Star, All-NBA Third Team, NBA rebounding leader
2018
NBA All-Star, NBA rebounding leader
2019
NBA rebounding leader
2020
NBA rebounding leader

Andre Drummond Fun Facts

  • Andre Drummond surpassed Wilt Chamberlain for the most FTA missed in a single game when he missed 23 free throws in a contest in 2016.
  • During his relationship with Jeannette McCurdy, he was involved in a beef with McCurdy’s co-star on the show Sam and Cat, music superstar Ariana Grande
  • Drummond has been known to be a generous tipper, sometimes tipping $1,000 for service at restaurants.
  • He believes that everything happens for a reason, according to his reaction to being traded to the Cavaliers.
  • He drank beer as part of his offseason weight loss routine in 2019.
Career stats
2020-2021
LAL
2019-2020
CLE
2018-2019
DET
2017-2018
DET
2016-2017
DET
2015-2016
DET
2014-2015
DET
2013-2014
DET
2012-2013
DET
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2020-2021
40 27.3 48.9 0.0 60.7 11.9 2.1 1.1 1.5 15.4
2019-2020
57 32.9 53.3 14.3 57.5 15.2 2.7 1.6 1.9 17.7
2018-2019
79 33.5 53.3 13.2 59.0 15.6 1.4 1.7 1.7 17.3
2017-2018
78 33.7 52.8 0.0 60.5 16.0 3.0 1.7 1.5 15.0
2016-2017
81 29.7 53.0 28.6 38.6 13.8 1.1 1.1 1.5 13.6
2015-2016
81 32.9 52.0 28.6 35.5 14.8 0.8 1.4 1.5 16.2
2014-2015
82 30.5 51.4 0.0 38.9 13.5 0.7 1.9 0.9 13.8
2013-2014
81 32.3 62.3 0.0 41.8 13.2 0.4 1.6 1.2 13.5
2012-2013
60 20.7 60.8 50.0 37.1 7.6 0.5 1.6 1.0 7.9
Recent Games
Thu 5/6
Mon 5/3
Sun 5/2
Fri 4/30
Wed 4/28
Mon 4/26
Sat 4/24
Thu 4/22
Mon 4/19
Sat 4/17
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Thu 5/6
L 94-118
22 9 2 4 6 0 1 1 1
Mon 5/3
W 89-93
21 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
Sun 5/2
L 121-114
25 19 4 7 11 1 1 0 0
Fri 4/30
L 110-106
24 17 4 3 7 0 0 2 2
Wed 4/28
L 107-116
20 17 4 7 11 2 1 1 2
Mon 4/26
W 114-103
25 13 2 9 11 0 1 2 0
Sat 4/24
L 93-108
29 6 0 12 12 1 3 0 2
Thu 4/22
L 110-115
30 14 6 13 19 3 1 3 3
Mon 4/19
L 111-97
28 8 3 5 8 4 2 0 2
Sat 4/17
W 115-127
30 27 2 6 8 3 2 1 2