The professional basketball point guard, Spencer Dinwiddie, is currently making waves as one of the top stars in the Brooklyn Nets lineup. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons as the 38th player to be selected in the NBA draft of 2014. Dinwiddie has also played for the Chicago Bulls affiliate Windy City Bulls of the G-League before signing up with the Nets in 2016.
The basketball star completed his college career with the University of Colorado basketball team and his high school career at William Howard Taft High School, Woodland Hills, California. He was selected to the All-Conference First-team during his college career in 2013. Read on, as we take you through his biography, career, and other interesting facts below.
Spencer Dinwiddie Bio
Spencer Dinwiddie was born in Los Angeles, California on April 6, 1993, to African American parents Malcolm Dinwiddie and his wife Stephanie Dinwiddie. He grew up along with his brother Taylor Dinwiddie. His ethnicity is African-American while his nationality is American. He started his basketball career journey from high school at William Howard Taft High School situated in Woodland Hills, California.
During his high school career, Spencer played the position of a shooting guard along with DeAndre Daniels who is also a 2014 NBA draftee. As a junior, he had an average of 4.1 assists and 5.9 points per game and during his senior year in 2011; he notched 11.2 points with 7.7 assists per game. He was one of the best passers in Taft history and he won the John R. Wooden California High School Player of the Year Award. His brilliant performance in his final season brought the attention of top Universities including Oregon, Santa Clara, and Harvard. He got a three-star rating from Rivals.com and was rated the 25th best point guard and 146th player in the nation.
Dinwiddie chose the University of Colorado for his college career. As a freshman in 2011, he made his first appearance for the Colorado Buffaloes in their victory over Fort Lewis Skyhawks. He made seven rebounds and seven points in the game. He teamed up with a fellow freshman Askia Booker to hit a total of 677 combined points. At the end of the season, he got the Pac-12 Conference team honors and made the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team.
In his sophomore year, Dinwiddie got his breakthrough after the team’s top stars Nate Tomlinson and Carlon Brown left for the NBA draft. He led the team to the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament for the second time consecutively and also won the Charleston Classic Invitational tournament in 2012. At the end of the 2012/13 season, he led the team in scoring and assists recording 3.0 assists and 15.3 points per game. As a junior, Dinwiddie played 17 games for the Buffaloes; averaged 14.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game. He sustained an ACL injury in their game against Washington which ruled him out for the rest of the season. He also declared for the 2014 NBA draft in April 2014.
NBA Career And Stats
During the NBA draft of 2014, Spencer Dinwiddie made it in the second round. He was the 38th player to be drafted by the Detroit Pistons. After the draft, he signed with the Pistons on a three-year contract. He made his first professional appearance for the team on October 29, 2014; playing just seven minutes from the bench, he made one assist in the game. In his first two seasons, Dinwiddie shared his playing time between Pistons and their G-League affiliate Grand Rapids Drive. He averaged 4.8 points and 3.1 assists per game in the 2014/15 season and in the 2015/16 season; he had 4.8 points and 1.8 assists per game.
At the end of the 2015/16 season, Spencer Dinwiddie was traded to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for the Australian star Cameron Bairstow. He was waived by the Bulls in October 2016. Afterward, he joined Windy City Bulls of the NBA Development League; he played nine games for the Bulls, averaging 3.7 rebounds, 8.1 assists, and 19.4 points per game.
In December 2016, he signed with the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association; making his debut in their game against the San Antonio Spurs. Although they lost the game with a record of 112 – 107; Spencer had two assists, one rebound, and six points while he played 10 minutes off the bench. At the end of the season, he averaged 3.1 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 7.3 points per game. The following season, he had 6.6 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and 12.6 points per game. He won the Skills Challenge at the All-Star Weekend in February 2018.
Height And Weight Of The NBA Star
The amazing basketball prodigy is considered a double offensive threat because he is unstoppable while in the field. He has smooth, good, and great balling skills. In addition, he is very tall, standing at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.98 m). He has a bodyweight of 91 kg (200 lbs) and has black hair and brown eyes.