Andre Drummond is a professional basketball player who plays for the Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association. He also spent eight years playing with the Detroit Pistons and in that time, he was named an NBA All-Star twice.

He was also the NBA Rebounding Leader for three consecutive years.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Andre Jamal Drummond was born on August 10, 1993, in Mount Vernon, New York in the United States of America. He stands 208 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 127 kg. He plays center and shoots right-handed.

Team 207 chicago bulls Chicago Bulls
Position Center
Height / weight 2.11 m / 127 kg
Born 10 Aug 1993
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Big Penguin
Team History
207 chicago bulls Chicago Bulls 2022 - present
3015 brooklyn nets Nets 2022
205 philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 2021 - 2022
27 los angeles lakers Los Angeles Lakers 2021
208 cleveland cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 2020 - 2021
209 detroit pistons Detroit 2012 - 2020

He is of Jamaican descent and although he was born in New York, his parents moved to Connecticut when he was seven years old.

High School and College Career

He attended and played high school basketball for St. Thomas Moore High School. Before that, he attended the Capital Preparatory Magnet School. He was known as one of the most dominating centers during his high school career. By the time he was a senior, he had received several college offers and he was rated as one of the top recruits in the country.

Drummond committed to play for the University of Connecticut. While there, he was named to the Big East All-Freshman Team.

Professional Career

He declared for the NBA in 2012, forgoing the rest of his college eligibility. He was chosen in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. He was the 9th draft pick that year. In his rookie year, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

In 2016, he was named an NBA All-Star for the first time in his career. He was also named to the All-NBA Third-Team and this was the first year that he led the league in rebounds. From 2018-2020, he continued to lead the league in rebounds. In 2018, he was again named an All-Star.

In 2020, the Pistons traded Drummond to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He and the team reached a buy-out deal and Drummond went on to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. The following year, he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. In February 2022, he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets after they waived him in 2022, and he signed with the Chicago Bulls.

In 2024, he was fined by the Bulls for an inappropriate gesture.

Career Highlights

  • 2016, 2018 - NBA All-Star
  • 2016 - All-NBA Third Team
  • 2016, 2018–2020 - NBA rebounding leader
  • 2013 - NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • 2014 - Rising Stars Challenge MVP
  • 2012 - Big East All-Freshman Team

Medal record, Men’s basketball, Representing the United States

  • Gold - 2014 FIBA World Cup Spain
  • Gold - 2010 FIBA World U17 Championship Hamburg
  • Gold - 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship Mendoza

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