A. J. Hammons

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A. J. Hammons
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Personal information
Born (1992-08-27) August 27, 1992 (age 29)
Gary, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegePurdue (2012–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Playing career2016–2018
PositionCenter
Career history
2016–2017Dallas Mavericks
2016–2017Texas Legends
2017–2018Sioux Falls Skyforce
Career highlights and awards
  • AP Honorable Mention All-American (2016)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2016)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2015)
  • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2016)
  • 3× Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2014–2016)
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2013)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Aaron Jarrell Hammons (born August 27, 1992) is an American former professional basketball player He played college basketball for Purdue before being drafted by the Dallas Mavericks with the 46th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.

High school career

Hammons first attended Carmel High School (Indiana), where he averaged 8.3 points and 7.8 rebounds as a sophomore, earning honorable mention Associated Press accolades. In his junior season, he transferred to Oak Hill Academy, where as a senior, he averaged 7.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game.[1]

When he graduated, he was given a four-star rating by Scout.com[2] and by Rivals.com.[3]

College career

Hammons was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team at the conclusion of his first season playing for the Purdue Boilermakers, where he averaged 10.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.[1] At the conclusion of his sophomore season, Hammons had an average of 10.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game. He was awarded Honorable Mention All-Big Ten as well as being named to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team. He was named second-team All-Big Ten as a junior and was again awarded a spot on the Big Ten All-Defensive Team.[1]

In his senior season, Hammons averaged 15.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 1.1 assists while shooting .592 from the floor.[4] That season, he was named the 2016 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Big Ten, and was again named to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team. He was named to the 35-man midseason watchlist for the Naismith Trophy[5] and was named one of the five finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award.

Professional career

Dallas Mavericks (2016–2017)

On June 23, 2016, Hammons was selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the 46th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.[6] On July 8, 2016, he signed with the Mavericks and joined the team for the Las Vegas Summer League.[4] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.[7] He also had three 9-point efforts with the Mavericks during the season, to go with a season-best 7 rebounds on April 7, 2017 against the San Antonio Spurs.[8]

Sioux Falls Skyforce (2017–2018)

On July 7, 2017, Hammons was traded to the Miami Heat in exchange for Josh McRoberts, a 2023 second round draft pick and cash considerations.[9][10] Hammons was waived by the Heat on February 8, 2018 without appearing in a game for the team, instead spending the majority of his tenure on assignment with the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[11]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Dallas 22 0 7.4 .405 .500 .450 1.6 .2 .0 .6 2.2
Career 22 0 7.4 .405 .500 .450 1.6 .2 .0 .6 2.2

Personal life

The son of Tyrone and Alfreda Hammons, he has a brother, Tyrone Jr. He majored in organizational leadership and supervision.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "A.J. Hammons Bio". PurdueSports.com. Archived from the original on July 7, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "A.J. Hammons – Scout.com". Scout.com. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "A.J. Hammons – Rivals.com". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Ahmadi, Arya (July 8, 2016). "Mavs sign A.J. Hammons". Mavs.com. Archived from the original on August 18, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  5. ^ Payne, Terrence (February 11, 2016). "Naismith Trophy midseason list announced". FoxSports.com. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "Mavericks draft A.J. Hammons, Purdue center, at No. 46 overall". ESPN.com. June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  7. ^ "2016-17 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  8. ^ "A.J. Hammons 2016-17 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  9. ^ "HEAT Trade Josh McRoberts". NBA.com. July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  10. ^ "Mavericks trade A.J. Hammons to Miami for Josh McRoberts". Mavs.com. July 7, 2017. Archived from the original on January 2, 2018. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  11. ^ "HEAT Acquire Dwyane Wade Miami waives center AJ Hammons". NBA.com. February 8, 2018. Retrieved February 8, 2018.

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