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Justin Dentmon

Justin Dentmon
No. 55 – Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles
Position Point guard
League CBA
Personal information
Born (1985-09-05) September 5, 1985
Carbondale, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Carbondale (Carbondale, Illinois)
The Winchendon School
(Winchendon, Massachusetts)
College Washington (20052009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Hapoel Afula (Israel)
2010–2011 Texas Legends (D-League)
2011 Toros de Aragua (Venezuela)
2011 Cocolos (Dominican Republic)
2011–2012 Austin Toros (D-League)
2012 San Antonio Spurs
2012 Toronto Raptors
2012 Olimpia Milano (Italy)
2012–2013 Austin Toros (D-League)
2013 Texas Legends (D-League)
2013 Dallas Mavericks
2013 Texas Legends (D-League)
2013 Capitanes de Arecibo (Puerto Rico)
2013–2014 Žalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
2014–present Qingdao DoubleStar (China)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Justin Lorenzo Dentmon (born September 5, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Qingdao DoubleStar of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

Professional career

During the 2011–12 season, he played brief stints with both the San Antonio Spurs[1] and the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.[2]

On April 21, 2012, Dentmon was named the NBA D-League's Most Valuable Player for the 2011–12 season. Dentmon started in all 40 regular season games he played for the Austin Toros, averaging 22.8 points, 5.5 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 37.2 minutes. Also named a 2012 NBA D-League All-Star, Dentmon ranked fourth in the League in scoring, finishing with double-digit points in 39 games. He led the Toros in scoring in 24 games and was the assist leader 26 times.[3]

In April 2012, Dentmon signed with the Italian team Olimpia Milano.[4]

On November 1, 2012, Dentmon re-signed with the Austin Toros.[5] On January 22, 2013, he was traded to the Texas Legends.[6]

On February 14, 2013, Dentmon was named to the Prospects All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game as a replacement for Cory Joseph.[7]

On March 25, 2013, Dentmon signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks.[8] He played two games for the Mavs before being released on April 3.[9] He returned to the Legends following his NBA stint. Afterward, he joined the Capitanes de Arecibo of Puerto Rico.[10]

On August 30, 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Žalgiris Kaunas.[11] He was named Euroleague MVP of the Week during fifth week after scoring 24 points (2/4 two-pointers, 6/6 three-pointers), dishing out 9 assists, rebounding 2 rebounds and making 2 steals. [12]

On February 15, 2014, Justin Dentmon earned bwin MVP honors for the week after leading Zalgiris Kaunas to its first Top 16 victory over Partizan NIS Belgrade on February 13. Dentmon turned in one of the best games of his fantastic debut Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaign with a performance index rating of 33 to lead all players in Top 16 Round 6. Dentmon produced 23 points on 2-for-2 two-point and 5-of-10 three-point shooting plus 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 block and 8 fouls drawn.[13]

On April 12, Justin Dentmon leading his team to a sweet 87-80 victory over Real Madrid in the Lithuanian champs’ final Euroleague game of the season. Dentmon peppered the nets for 36 points on 7-of-11 three-point shooting en route to a performance index rating of 40, which led all players in Top 16 Round 14 and made him the bwin MVP for the third time this season. During the game, Dentmon set the competition record for most three-pointers in a season with 74. He also set a new team mark for points in a game. His all-around performance also included 4-of-5 two-point shooting, 7 free throws made without a miss, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.[14]

On July 28, 2014, he signed with the Qingdao DoubleStar of China.[15]

Career statistics

Note: Euroleague is not the only competition in which player participated for the team during the season.


NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 San Antonio 2 0 9.5 .333 .000 .000 .5 .5 .5 .0 2.0
2011–12 Toronto 4 0 18.0 .364 .200 .667 1.8 2.3 .3 .0 5.5
2012–13 Dallas 2 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 0.0
Career 8 0 11.9 .333 .143 .667 1.0 1.3 .3 .0 3.3

Euroleague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Žalgiris 24 23 29.6 .433 .443 .863 3.5 4.1 1.3 .1 16.8 15.3
Career 24 23 29.6 .433 .443 .863 3.5 4.1 1.3 .1 16.8 15.3

References

  1. ^ "Spurs sign Justin Dentmon to 10-day contract". NBA.com. March 24, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Raptors Sign Justin Dentmon to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 5, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Austin's Justin Dentmon Named 2012 NBA Development League Most Valuable Player
  4. ^ "Olimpia Milano announced Justin Dentmon". sportando.net. April 29, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ Austin Toros Announce 2012-13 Returning Players and Camp Invitees
  6. ^ Texas Legends Acquire Top Prospect Justin Dentmon, Luther Head from Austin Toros in Exchange for Top Prospect Chris Roberts
  7. ^ Dentmon, Leslie Named Replacements for the NBA Development League All-Star Game
  8. ^ "Dallas Mavericks Sign Texas Legends Point Guard Justin Dentmon for Year's 29th GATORADE Call-Up". NBA.com. March 25, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  9. ^ Mavericks sign free agent Josh Akognon to 10-day contract
  10. ^ "Capitanes de Arecibo sign Justin Dentmon and Demetris Nichols". Sportando.net. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "ZALGIRIS KAUNAS signs MVP Dentmon at point". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  12. ^ Dentmon named MVP of the Week (video) (Lithuanian)
  13. ^ Top 16, Round 6 bwin MVP: Justin Dentmon, Zalgiris Kaunas
  14. ^ Top 16, Round 14 bwin MVP: Justin Dentmon, Zalgiris Kaunas
  15. ^ Carchia, Emiliano (July 28, 2014). "Justin Dentmon officially moves to Qingdao Doublestar". Sportando.com. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 

External links

  • Justin Dentmon NBA D-League Profile
  • Justin Dentmon at Euroleague.net
  • Justin Dentmon at Eurobasket.com
  • Justin Dentmon at University of Washington Official Athletic Site
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