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Damien Wilkins biography

Date of birth : 1980-01-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Washington, North Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-16
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard-forward for the Atlanta Hawks, NBA Draft

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Damien Wilkins is an American professional basketball player playing for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. He attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida and then enrolled at North Carolina State University. After two years at NCSU he transferred to the University of Georgia.

Damien signed a free-agent contract with the Hawks on December 3, 2010.

LAST SEASON (2009-10 with Minnesota):
Appeared in 80 games (31 starts) for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Averaged 5.6 ppg and 3.1 rpg in 19.8 mpg. Grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds in a win over the Wizards on 12/26. Scored 18 points at Boston on 12/20 and equaled that total on 2/21 in Oklahoma City.

CAREER HIGHS:

41 pts @Atl (11/16/07), 13 rebs v/Wash (12/26/09), 8 assts v/Den (12/29/05), 7 stls v/Utah (3/5/06), 3 blks (2x), 51 mins @Atl (11/16/07), 15 FGM @Atl (11/16/07), 5 3FGM @Hou (1/3/07), 12 FTM v/Atl (2/10/06)

• 2008-09: (With Oklahoma City) Put up averages of 5.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, in 15.5 mpg (.362 FG%, .375 3FG%, .804 FT%), starting 14 times
• 2007-08: Appeared in 76 games (31 starts) • Averaged career highs in points (9.2), rebounds (3.2) and assists (2.0) • Scored 20-plus points four times • Scored a career-high 41 points to go along with a season-high nine rebounds at Atlanta on 11/16 in 2OT, going 15-of-20 from the field • Scored the 2,000th point of his NBA career vs. Phoenix on 3/19.

• 2006-07: (With Seattle) One of three Sonics players to appear in all 82 games (Collison and Wilcox), starting 31 • Averaged 8.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg and 1.9 apg in a career high 24.8 mpg. • Shot 88.2 percent (150-170) from the line (9th in NBA) • Scored 20-plus points four times • Scored 26 points at Denver on 12/28 • Scored 25 points vs. L.A. Lakers on 4/7 • Hit a career-high 5-10 from three-point range at Houston on 1/3, finishing with 19 points • Scored 20 points vs. Boston on 12/31, going 9-of-11 from the field • Scored the 1,000th point of his career at Dallas on 1/2/07.
• 2005-06: Averaged 6.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg and 1.3 apg in 18.6 mpg • Only Sonics player to appear in all 82 games (12 starts) • Scored 20-plus points four times • Recorded two double-doubles • Scored 20 points vs. Portland on 4/2, going 9-of-11 from the field • Swiped a career-high seven steals vs. Utah on 3/5 • Poured in 26 points vs. Atlanta on 2/10, including career highs of 12-of-13 from the free-throw line • Recorded his first career double-double on 1/14 at the L.A. Clippers with 13 points and a career-high 10 rebounds • Made his first start of the season on 12/29 at Denver, recording 12 points, seven rebounds and a career-high eight assists.
• 2004-05: Averaged 6.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 0.9 apg and 17.9 mpg in 29 games (seven starts) • Scored 10-plus points eight times • Scored 20-plus points twice�Scored a season-high 21 points at Portland on 3/24 • Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds twice (at San Antonio on 3/30 and at Houston on 4/20) • Missed 43 games with patellar tendonitis in his right knee (placed on the injured list on 12/11).

PERSONAL:

• Son of 13-year NBA veteran Gerald Wilkins and nephew of Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins
• Wears #3 b/c it is the sum of 2+1 (both Dominique and Gerald wore #21 throughout their careers)
• Was a co-captain at both N.C. State and Georgia
• Full name is Damien Lamont Wilkins


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