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2016-17 Detroit Pistons Yearbook

Meet the 2016–17 Pistons 0 ANDRE DRUMMNOD C since Grant Hill’s 10 from 3/1/96 – 3/17/96…Posted three consecutive games of 15-plus points and 17-plus rebounds from 4/4 – 4/8 becoming the first Piston to post such numbers since Rodman recorded 15-plus points and 17-plus rebounds from 12/10/91 – 12/13/91…Recorded six-plus offensive rebounds in eight consecutive games from 2/1 – 2/18 tying the longest streak in the NBA eight by Rodman (2/25/92 – 3/10/92) since the 1986-87 season…Grabbed 18-plus rebounds in three consecutive games (12/1-12/4) and joined Shaquille O’Neal as the only players in NBA history to record 18-plus rebounds in three consecutive games at the age of 20 or younger…Drummond (19) and Greg Monroe (17) at Milwaukee (12/4), became the first Pistons teammates to both have 15-plus rebounds in a game since Ben Wallace (15) and Rasheed Wallace (15) vs. L.A. Lakers (2/10/05)… Also became the first Pistons teammates to each record 17-plus rebounds in the same game since Bill Laimbeer (20) and Dennis Rodman (17) vs. Denver (2/13/90)…Recorded career-high 31 points, 19 rebounds, career-high six steals and two blocks vs. Philadelphia (12/1) to become the first player to post such numbers in a game since Hakeem Olajuwon in 1990…At 20 years, 113 days, became the youngest player in NBA history to record those numbers and joined Charles Barkley as the only players in NBA history to have 30-plus points on 80-plus percent shooting, 18-plus rebounds and five-plus steals in a game since steals were recorded in 1973-74…Became the first Piston to record 30-plus points and 19-plus rebounds since Dennis Rodman scored 34 points and grabbed 23 rebounds vs. Denver (1/2/91)…Averaged 18.4 points, 17.4 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.4 steals in April – his best offensive month of the season… Averaged 15.3 points, 14.2 rebounds and shot 68% from the field in Pistons wins compared to 12.5 points, 12.7 rebounds and 59% in losses…Had 16 games with three-plus blocks and 33 games with two-plus steals…Missed one game with a neck injury. 2012-13 (Detroit): 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 doubledoubles – 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 46 Detroit Pistons 2016–17 Yearbook 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. 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 seasonhigh 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…Has volunteered his time working with Special Olympics and is the Pistons representative for S.A.Y Detroit… Participates in the Pistons Player Ticket Section which purchases tickets for underprivileged groups to attend Pistons home games…Wears size 18 sneakers…Attended St. Thomas More School in Oakdale, CT 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.


2016-17 Detroit Pistons Yearbook
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