Dominique Wilkins is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He spent a significant time in the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks. He is a 9-time NBA All-Star. He is also a two-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion. In addition to the NBA, he also played in the Greek League and the EuroLeague.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Jacques Dominique Wilkins was born on January 12, 1960, in Paris, France because that was where his father was stationed at the time. Wilkins’ family eventually settled in North Carolina. His younger brother Gerald Wilkins also played in the NBA.

He stands 203 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 104 kg. He is right-handed and he played small forward.

Position Small Forward
Height / weight 2.03 m / 104 kg
Born 12 Jan 1960
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Nique
Team History
215 orlando magic Orlando 1999
Fortitudo Bologna 1997 - 1998
222 san antonio spurs San Antonio 1996 - 1997
Panathinaikos 1995 - 1996
26 boston celtics Boston 1994 - 1995
212 atlanta hawks Atlanta 1982 - 1994
231 los angeles clippers LA Clippers 1994

High School and College Career

He attended Washington High School in his hometown. While there, he played basketball and was named the MVP twice. He was also named a McDonald’s All-American in 1979.

Wilkins went on to attend the University of Georgia. While there, he was named the SEC Player of the Year and the SEC Tournament MVP in 1981.

Professional Career

He joined the NBA in 1982 and was drafted third overall by the Utah Jazz. He was quickly traded to the Atlanta Hawks because Wilkins and the Jazz did not end up agreeing on the position he was going to play.

He played with the Hawks from 1982 to 1994. While there, he was named an NBA All-Star nine times. He was also named to the All-NBA First Team in 1986. Also in 1986, he became the NBA Scoring Champion. In 1985 and 1990, he was the NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion.

In 1994, he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers mid-season. After he became a free agent, he signed with the Boston Celtics and played for them in the 1994-1995 season. He later signed to play in the Greek League for Panathinaikos. He returned to the NBA in the 1996-1997 season before moving back to Europe to play for Fortitudo Bologna.

He played his last season as a professional basketball player in the NBA with the Orlando Magic in 1999. After his professional career, he served as the Vice President of Basketball for the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks also retired his jersey number and he was named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.

Career Highlights

  • 1986–1994 - NBA All-Star
  • 1986 - All-NBA First Team
  • 1987, 1988, 1991, 1993 - All-NBASecond Team
  • 1989, 1994 - All-NBA Third Team
  • 1983 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 1986 - NBA scoring champion
  • 1985, 1990 - NBA Slam Dunk Contestchampion
  • NBA 75th Anniversary Team

  • No. 21 retired by the Atlanta Hawks

  • 1996 - EuroLeague champion
  • 1996 - EuroLeague Final Four MVP
  • 1996 - Greek All-Star Game MVP
  • 1996 - Greek Cup winner
  • 1996 - Greek Cup Finals Top Scorer
  • 1996 - Greek Cup Finals MVP
  • 1998 - Italian Cup
  • 1997 - Italian All-Star Game
  • 1982 - Second-team All-American –NABC, UPI
  • 1982 - Third-team All-American – AP
  • 1981 - SEC Player of the Year
  • 1981 - SEC tournament MVP
  • 1979 - McDonald’s All-American
  • 1979 - First-team ParadeAll-American

  • Basketball Hall of Fame - 2006
  • College Basketball Hall of Fame -2006 & 2016

Medal Record

  • Gold - 1994 Toronto FIBA World Cup,Representing the United States ofAmerica

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