Dominique Wilkins

Position Small Forward
Born Jan 12, 1960
Nationality France France
Nickname Nique

Dominique Wilkins is a retired professional basketball player who is generally known for his small forward position with the Atlanta Hawks. He is a Basketball Hall of Famer as a player and a College Basketball Hall of Famer. Wilkins is also earned a gold medal from the 1994 FIBA World Championship in Canada.

This 6’8” American basketball player was born in Paris and later on moved to Washington, North Carolina to attend Washington High School. He moved on to University of Georgia in 1979 and pursued a promising career in basketball.

Fondly known as Nique, Dominique Wilkins performed with excellence averaging 21.6 points per game and was eventually named SEC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year as a junior in 1981.

He got drafted for Utah Jazz in the year 1982, after leaving college. Since the Utah Jazz organization had financial problems, he was traded off to the Atlantic Hawks.

During his time with the Hawks, Wilkins averaged 30.7 point in the 1987-88 Season. He stepped up his performance by averaging 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists during the 1990-91 Season. He never averaged less than 20 points per game and gained a scoring title in the year 1985-86 averaging 30.3 ppg.

Known as “The Human Highlight Film” for his outstanding athletic abilities and highlight reel dunks, he used his skill to capture the Slam Dunk Titles in 1985 and 1990. In the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest, there was a rematch between Michael Jordan and Wilkins, and while Jordan won, Wilkins soared so high that he received a standing ovation from both fans and players.

All in all he recorded 36,668 points and 7,169 rebounds throughout exceptional basketball career.

Career Accomplishments:• 9-time NBA All Star (1986–1994)• All-NBA First Team (1986)• 4-time All-NBA Second Team (1987, 1988, 1991, 1993)• 2-time All-NBA Third Team (1989, 1994)• NBA All-Rookie First Team (1983)• NBA scoring champion (1986)• 2-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1985, 1990)• EuroLeague champion (1996)• EuroLeague Final Four MVP (1996)• Second-team All-American – NABC, UPI (1982)• Third-team All-American – AP (1982)• Greek All Star Game MVP (1996)• Greek Cup winner (1996)• Greek Cup Finals Top Scorer (1996)• Greek Cup Finals MVP (1996)• SEC Player of the Year (1981)• Number 21 retired by Atlanta Hawks

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