Aubrey Dawkins is a basketball player, who recently started his NBA career. He plays in the G-League with the New Orleans Pelicans’ sister team, Erie BayHawks.
Aubrey declared for the 2019 NBA Draft after playing three seasons of college basketball, both with the University of Michigan’s Michigan Wolverines, and The University of Central Florida’s UCF Knights. Although he was meant to be a second-round draft, he went undrafted. After that, he signed his Exhibit 10 contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Aubrey Dawkins’ Career: College And Pro Stats
Aubrey was raised in California as the youngest among the four of Tracy and Johnny Dawkins’ children. He attended St. Francis High School and Pao Alto High School. He also studied a post-graduate year at New Hampton Prep. It was during high school that he started taking an interest in basketball.
At New Hampton Prep, Aubrey received a scholarship offer from the University of Michigan. He then joined the University of Michigan and got enrolled on 20th June 2014.
During his time at Michigan, he put up impressive stats and performances.
After two years at Michigan, Aubrey transferred to the University of Central Florida. Since his father, Johnny Dawkins, was appointed as the head coach of UCF, Aubrey wanted to play under the guidance of his dad. For this, he skipped one season of collegiate basketball.
In UCF, during the 2018-19 season, he had the best basketball season of his college career. In the 33 games that he played, Aubrey started all, achieving figures of 33.4 minutes, 15.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game.
At the end of the 2018-19 NCAA season, Aubrey decided to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft after forgoing his final season of college eligibility.
However, he went undrafted on 20th June 2019, making him an Unrestricted Free Agent.
After a month, Aubrey signed a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. However, the Pelicans placed his contract – Exhibit 10 contract – on waivers on 19th October 2019, and instead assigned him to the sister club, Erie BayHawks of the G-League.
Contract & Salary
Aubrey signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Exhibit 10 contracts are one-year deals that only pay players the minimum salaries. They also include an optional bonus clause that ranges from $5K to $50K.
These deals can also be converted into a two-way contract before the start of the regular season. For Aubrey, however, the Pelicans chose not to turn his contract into a two-way deal, which means that he is to spend the rest of the 2019-20 season with the Erie BayHawks.
Facts About Aubrey Dawkins
- Aubrey was born on 8th May 1995 in Durham, North Carolina, US.
- His family moved to California after his father got the job of the head coach of the Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team in 2008.
- He stands at a height of 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 meters).