Since joining the Detroit Pistons in 2012, professional basketball player Andre Drummond has demonstrated consistency throughout his career. The NBA star was voted 9th overall by the Pistons in the 2012 NBA Draft and has remained steadfast with the franchise ever since.
Drummond’s triumphal procession began early in his life when he was an outstanding player in high school. He was one of the top-ranked players in the 2011 High School Class of 2011, after playing a year of college basketball at the University of Connecticut.
As a member of the United States men’s basketball team, he won gold with the youth team at the 2010 FIBA Under-17 World Championship and also won gold at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Championship after joining the senior team.
Who is Andre Drummond? Age
Andre Jamal Drummond was born on August 10, 1993, in Mount Vernon, New York. Both his parents are from Jamaica. At the age of 7, he moved to Middletown, Connecticut with his mother Christine Cameron, and his younger sister Ariana. There he attended Woodrow Wilson Middle School and then moved to the Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut to complete his high school education. He was an outstanding basketball player in his first season, and his second year of study saw a marked improvement. He spent the last two years of his high school career at St. Thomas More in Oakdale, Connecticut, where he led the team that won the 2011 National Prep Championship as a senior.
Drummond spent a year playing college basketball at the University of Connecticut. He made a total of 34 appearances with 30 starts as a rookie averaging 28.4 minutes, 10.0 points, and a team that scored 7.6 rebounds per game. He also led the team in blocks per game (2.7) and field goals (.538). He declared for the 2012 NBA Draft in April 2012.
Andre Drummond was voted 9th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft. Although he came off the bench most of his rookie season, he proved to be effective in the Pistons’ lineup and finished the season with 7.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 1.6 blocks per game. He was named to the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie Second Team and also finished 4th in the NBA Rookie of the Year poll.
The talented player continued to improve his performance after his impressive rookie career in the 2012-13 season. The 2015-16 season was especially outstanding for him, as he entered his name into the NBA history books for several reasons. On November 8, 2015, he was only the third player in the NBA to score three 20/20 games in each of the first 6 games of the season, the others being Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain. His incredible performance earned him two consecutive awards as Player of the Eastern Conference Player of the Week in November 2015, making him the first Pistons player to achieve this feat.
The following month, he scored a career-high of 33 points and 21 rebounds in the team’s 147-144 win over the Chicago Bulls, making him the first Pistons player to score more than 30 points and 20 rebounds in a single game since Dennis Rodman’s 1990/91 season. He helped the Pistons finish the regular season as the 8th seeded player in the Eastern Conference and also secured a place in the 2016 NBA playoffs, the first since 2009. He led the league in rebounds, was named NBA All-Star 2016, and also received the third NBA team awards.
Drummond continued his historic exploits in the 2016-17 NBA season. On November 9, 2016, he scored 20 points and 17 rebounds against the Boston Celtics, achieving a total of 4000 rebounds in his career and becoming the second-youngest player (23 years and 101 days old) to accomplish this feat. He was also the second-youngest player (24 years and 76 days old) to reach the milestone of 5000 rebounds in his career, a feat he performed on 25 October 2017 during the regular 2017-18 season.
On January 24, 2018, against Utah Jazz, the NBA star recorded his 2000th offensive rebound at the age of 24 years and 167 days, becoming the youngest player to achieve this feat. Just like in 2016, the talented player also participated in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, the second of his career. He finished the 2017-18 season with a career-high average of 16 rebounds per game, making him the second player in 40 years to do so, the first being Dennis Rodman.
Andre Drummond has had a pretty interesting relationship timeline since he shot into the NBA starring role in 2012. In 2013, he had a short-lived romance with Hollywood actress and writer Jennette McCurdy that ended on a not-so-pleasant note. In the meantime, however, the NBA star has moved on from this and is well on his way. Most recently he had a relationship with a gorgeous brunette known as Elizabeth Costadoni.
The duo took a well-timed vacation in the 2018 off-season, but much is still unknown about Drummond’s new great love. On September 18, 2018, Costadoni announced through social media that she was expecting a baby, and fans spontaneously assumed that Andre Drummond was the father.
Body Facts: Height and Weight
With an impressive height of 211 cm (6 feet 11 inches) and a bodyweight of 127 kg (279 lbs), Andre Drummond is definitely well suited for the middle position. In addition to his offensive efficiency, this versatile player is known to have quite impressive defensive instincts and skills.