Dewayne Dedmon is an American professional basketball player born in Lancaster, California.
He belongs to the Afro-American ethnic group and has a great fan-following.
He has played for franchises including the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs, Erie BayHawks, Atlanta Hawks, and Sacramento Kings.
He is currently playing as a point guard for Atlanta Hawks. He was awarded the NBA D-League All-Star in 2014.
Dewayne Dedmon Family
Thomas Dedmon and Gail Lewis are the parents of Dewayne Dedmon. He grew up with his two elder sisters, Sabrina and Marina. His father committed suicide when Dedmon was three-years-old. His mother is an avid Jehovah’s Witness which is a Christian denomination distinct to the actual Christianity.
He dated a girl from his university days for a long-time who was a cheerleader named Kyla Harris. They are blessed with a son, Dewayne Jamal Dedmon II. There were rumors of Dedmon’s affairs in news, but the couple kept their voices down and didn’t react to the news.
The couple is living happily together and they don’t want media to gossip or say anything out-of-line about their lives.
Dewayne Dedmon Education
Dedmon studied at Lancaster High School and then got enrolled in Antelope Valley College. He is graduated from the University of South Carolina where he played basketball.
Dewayne Dedmon Career
Early in his career, his mother was against his playing basketball because of his religious beliefs. She was in opposition to making basketball as a career option but not against playing as a game. In USC, Dedmon played for Trojans with an average of 6.7 points and 7.0 rebounds.
He remained undrafted in NBA 2013 drafting, so he joined the Miami Heat for summer league. The same year, he became a part of the Golden State Warriors. After playing few games from the Warriors, his contract was canceled. Then he joined Philadelphia 76ers with the 10-day contract.
Dedmon became a part of the Magic for NBA Summer League. He scored career-highest 18 points with 13 rebounds with victory over Chicago Bulls.
In his debut game with San Antonio Spurs, he just scored two points but in his next game against his past-team the Warriors, he scored 17 points and 17 rebounds which are the highest rebounds in his career. His career highest score is 24 points against Brooklyn Nets and recorded also against Orlando Magic.
Dedmon traded to different franchises and played with players from different joinders altogether. But, Dedmon made his own identity and showed his skills and experience by playing with different players and working with new coaches.
Dewayne Dedmon Net Worth
Dedmon signed a multiple-year contract with Sacramento Kings in $41 million. Dedmon signed a two-year contract with the Hawks for Summer League in $14.1 million.
His net worth is estimated above $70 million and he also earns from doing commercials, sales of trading cards, shirts, etc. Dedmon lives in a luxurious house worth $ 1.6 million.
Dewayne Dedmon Favorite Basketball Shoes
- Air Jordan 10 Retro
- Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 11
- Air Jordan 7 ‘Marvin the Martian’
- Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10