The former Atlanta Hawks center back, Dewayne Dedmon, has proven invaluable to every team he has ever played for. Known for his stunning defensive abilities, Dedmon has signed a $41 million contract with the Sacramento Kings of National Basketball Association (NBA) in 2019.
Through a career spanning six successful seasons, Dedmon has also been associated with the crème de la crème of NBA including the prestigious Golden States Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks.
Dewayne Dedmon Bio: Family, Parents, Early Life, Education
Dedmon was raised by his single, widowed mother after his father, Thomas Dedmon committed suicide. Dewayne grew up living with his mother, Gail and his sisters Sabrina and Marina. Dewayne, who was born on 12th August 1989, was the youngest among his siblings. Dewayne’s mother initially struggled a lot to raise her three kids alone.
Dewayne completed his school education from the Lancaster (CA) High School. However, his basketball career did not begin until he played for a year during his time at the Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, California.
Dewayne’s mother was initially reluctant about her son’s career choice as she did not expect that it would make him successful in life. However, with time, Gail realized her son’s terrific potential.
When Dedmon finally moved to the University of Southern California, he started getting recognized for his exceptional gameplay. Starter of 49 games for the USC, Dedmon gained popularity as the ninth player on USC’s all-time list with 85 blocked shots across two gaming seasons.
Dewayne has achieved his professional success through immense hard work and dedication. Even on the personal front, Dewayne is a devoted partner and a doting father to his son.
Dewayne Dedmon Net Worth And Salary
Dedmon has a colossal appearance with an intimidating height of 7 feet (2.13 metres) and a proportionate body weight of 111.1 kgs., all of which have given a substantial impetus to his already towering performance in the court. The star athlete has been associated with many high-profile NBA teams and has signed some really high-paying team contracts which collectively point at a total income of $18,118,381 across 6 NBA seasons. Alongside his contract-bound salary, the player also raises considerable wealth through TV commercials, brand endorsements and merchandise-sale. The former ‘Atlanta Hawks’ center sports a net worth of $50 million.
Dewayne Dedmon Contract, Cap Details And Breakdowns
Dewayne’s first career development in NBA was to join the Golden States Warriors in 2013 where his stint was quite uneventful. In 2014, Dedmon signed a 10-day deal with the Philadelphia 76ers but failed to impress them with his form. Things were not going great for the center as his contract was not renewed by Philadelphia and he was traded off the team. Eventually, Dewayne Dedmon was signed on by the Orlando Magic and the San-Antonio-Spurs before he landed with the Atlanta Hawks in 2017.
The star NBA basketball player’s career took off with the Magics as he scored a career-high 18 points and a season-high 13 rebounds in 22 minutes as a starter in defeating the Chicago Bulls in 2016. His 2017 season with Atlanta Hawks remained as sensational as he went on to score an average of 10 points each game with a 7.7 percent rebound.
However, the player has not been able to perform in the 2018-2019 seasons following an unfortunate injury in his left-ankle. The defensive player signed a three-year contract with the Sacramento Kings in 2019 worth $40 million. The move is definitely going to further his career to new heights of success in professional basketball.
Quick Facts About Dewayne Dedmon
| Date of Birth:|| 1989, August 12 |
| Age:||30 years old|
| Birth Nation:||United States|
| Height:||7 Feet|
|Birth Name||Dewayne Jamal Dedmon|
|Famous Name||Dewayne Dedmon|
|Birth Place||Lancaster, California, United States|
|Currently Working For||Atlanta Hawks|
|Net Worth||$7 million|
|Weight in KG||108.4 kg|
|Married to||Kayla Harris|
|Children||Dewayne Jamal Dedmon II|
|School attended||Lancaster High School|
|University attended||Antelope Valley College, University of Southern California|
|Siblings||Sabrina Dedmon and Marina Dedmon|
|No. of Twitter Followers||15.3k|
|No. of Instagram Followers||50.5k|