Andre Drummond Bio: NBA, Stats, Girlfriend & Salary

Generally, Andre Drummond is the best rebounder in the present NBA. There’s evidence supporting the facts. During his nine years in NBA, ‘The Big Penguin’ has already led NBA in rebounding four seasons.

A two-time NBA All-star currently plays for Los Angeles Lakers. However, he was drafted by Piston in the 2012 NBA draft. At the moment, Andre plays as a center for the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Other than that, Drummond is also a walking double-double. In 2019, He recorded 67 double-doubles breaking his own previous franchise record.

Drummond is Pistons multiple record holder
Drummond is Piston’s multiple record holder.

Moreover, no other players have had more double-doubles than him since his debut.

Besides, basketball he is also a rapper who has already released many songs. Currently, Drummond is single, but in the past, he had many relationships. 

To find more about Drummond’s journey from number 2 ranked high school player to top NBA player stays with us.

Quick Facts

NameAndre Jamal Drummond
Date of BirthAugust 10, 1993
Birth PlaceMount Vernon, New York, USA
Nick NameBig Penguin, Showtime
Age29 years old
GenderMale
ReligionUnknown
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityBlack
HoroscopeLeo
Body MeasurementUnknown
Height6’10″(2.08 m)
Weight127 kgs (279 lb)
Body Mass Index (BMI)29.2
BuildAthletic
Wingspan2.29 m 
Shoe size18
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack
TattooYes 
Father nameUnknown
Mother nameChristine Cameron
SiblingsAriana 
RelationshipSingle
Ex-Girl friendCandice Brooks, Jennette Mc Curdy, Jenna Shea
ChildrenDeon King, Aubrey EllaRose
ProfessionBasketball Player
PositionCenter
EducationSt. Thomas More (High school), UConn (College)
High School Ranking5-star recruit/ 2nd ranked (ESPN)
Draft2012 (9th overall pick)
NBA Debut2012
TeamLos Angeles Lakers
Previous TeamDetroit Pistons
Current AffiliationsNBA
Jersey Number0, 3
Salary$28,751,775
Net Worth $40 million
Social Media Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube
National Team2014 FIBA World Cup (Gold)
Merch Pistons Action Figure, Autographed Basketball, Shirts
Last Update November, 2022

Andre Drummond | Body Measurement & Playing Style

Drummond is difficult to ignore on the basketball court. Because he stands 6 ft 10 inches and weighs around 279 lb.

Moreover, in the past, Drummond himself mentioned he lied about his height being 7 ft.

Until 2019, he usually used to trim his hair short. But, for the past couple of the year, Drummond is rocking with the dreds hairstyle. However, he has always kept his beard.  

Drummond has many tattoos on his body. On his left wrist, he has a friendship tattoo symbolizing peace, love, and hope. Likewise,  he also has a lion tattoo on his arm and faith written on his other wrist.

Mostly, he has a lot of tattoos on his back. Altogether, Drummond has 11 pieces tattooed on his back. Furthermore, he also has the name of his mom and sister tattooed on his fingers.

One of his major strengths is rebounding. His athleticism helps him rebound ball faster than the opponent. That’s why, since 2018, he has been leading NBA in rebounding. 

But although he can make play inside, his frees throw percentage is limiting his offense. Moreover, he is an old-fashioned big man who perfectly uses his size and strength to score in the paint or take rebounds.

Andre Drummond | Early Life & Family 

Andre Drummond was born on 10th August 1993 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA. Drummond was born to Jamacian parents. His mother’s name is Christine Cameron, but his father’s name is unknown.

He also has a younger sister Ariana. They moved to Middletown when he was 7 years old. 

Drummond with his family celebrating Christmas
Drummond with his family celebrating Christmas

During his childhood, his favorite subjects were math and computer. Furthermore, Andre was a multisport athlete playing soccer, football, lacrosse, and baseball. 

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High School 

Drummond found his passion for basketball after he joined Capital Preparatory Magnet School. In his freshman season, Drummond recorded 12.7 PPG, 11.9 RPG, and 6.5 BPG.

Later, in his sophomore season, he made dominant stats registering 20.2 PPG, 16.6 RPG, 7.2 BPG, and 4.5 SPG.

During his junior year, Drummond transferred to St. Thomas Moore High School. In his senior year, he helped the team to National Prep Championship.

Drummond’s performance ranked him the number 2 player in the country by ESPN. But, he didn’t declare his college initially after graduation.

Although he planned to spend a year in high school, he joined UConn at the last minute.

College Career

He played only one year in college. During his single season at UConn, he started 30 out of 34 games. Overall, he averaged 10 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks.

Moreover, he led the team in rebounds and blocks. He also recorded double-doubles in 10 games.

Likewise, Drummond was named in All-Rookie Team Big East and Big East Rookie of the Year. However, UConn was eliminated in the first round of the 2012 NCAA tournament.

Andre Drummond | Professional Career

Detroit Pistons

Andre Drummond was selected as the 9th overall pick by Detroit Pistons in the 2012 NBA draft.

Drummond recorded 7.9 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 1.0 SPG, and 1.6 BPG playing in 60 games during his rookie year. Likewise, he earned NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

Next year, on 14th February 2014, he won the MVP award in the NBA Rising Star Challenge. During the match, he scored 30 points and grabbed 25 rebounds. 

All-Star Selection

Drummond began the 2015-16 season with 11 consecutive double-doubles. On 3rd November 2015, Drummond recorded a career-best 29 rebounds and 25 points in a loss against Indiana Pacers. 

Later, Drummond scored career-best 33 points in a 147-144 victory over Chicago Bulls on 18th December 2015.

On 20th January 2016, he missed 23 free throws setting the NBA record for most missed free throws in a game.

In the same match, he also made Pistons record for most free throws attempted with 36.

Furthermore, on 28th January 2016, Drummond was selected for his first-ever NBA All-Star Game.

He scored 14 points along with 3 rebounds and 1 block in 17.6 minutes in his first All-Star appearance.

Drummond helped the Pistons finish 8th seed in the Eastern Conference.

However, his team went to lose against eventual champions Cleveland Cavilers with a 4-0 record in his first playoff series. Despite that, he led the NBA in rebounding for the first time. 

Records after Records

On 25th October 2017, Drummond reached 5,000 career rebounds in the first quarter against Minnesota Timberwolves. He became the 6th Pistons player to reach that milestone.

On 24th January 2018, Drummond registered 30 points, 24 rebounds, 6 blocks, and 4 assists in a 98-95 defeat to Utah Jazz. However, in that game, he recorded 2,000 offensive rebounds.

Moreover, at 34 years and 167 days, he became the youngest NBA player to achieve the milestone. 

Later on, on 29th March 2018, in a 103-92 victory over Washington Wizards, Drummond scored 234 points and grabbed 23 rebounds.

Since his debut in 2012, no other player has recorded more 20/20 games than Drummond with 20.

On 31st January 2019, Drummond became Piston’s all-time offensive rebounder with 2,431.

Furthermore, he recorded 24 points and 20 rebounds in a 93-89 win over Orlando Magic.

Later, in April of 2019, Drummond broke his won Pistons record of a most double-double in single-season recording 67. 

Cleveland Cavaliers

On 6th February, Drummond was traded to Cleveland Cavaliers. Currently, in the 2020-21 season, Drummond is averaging 17.5 PPG, 13.5 RPG, and 2.6 APG in 25 games. 

Andre Drummond New Team
Andre Drummond New Team

However, after being sidelined due to injury hi starting position has been replaced by Jaret Allen. So, the Cavs are reportedly trying to trade him before the deadline. 

Los Angeles Lakers

Drummond got traded to the Lakers on March 28, 2021, joining  Lebron James and Anthony Davis on the court. He has played 21 games with the Lakers doing all the starts and averaging 11.9 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 24 minutes per game.

National Team

Drummond was selected to become the USA member for the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Overall, in 8 games, he averaged 3.0 PPG and 2.4 RPG.

Likewise, in the gold medal win over Serbia, he recorded 6 points and 2 rebounds. 

In the past, he also represented the USA in two different age levels.

He was also a member of the USA for the FIBA U-17 World Championship and FIBA Americas U-16 Championship. In both tournaments, the USA successfully claimed the title. 

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Andre Drummond | Personal Life

Girlfriends & Children’s

In August 2013, Drummond started dating an actress Jennette McCurdy. However, their relationship ended within a month. 

Later in 2015, Drummond firstly dated Candice Brooks. But after a breakup, he started dating Jenna Shea.

However, to TMZ, Drummond said, “we are not dating” after he was found hanging out with her.

Andre Drummond Children
Andre Drummond Children

In 2018, rumors began spreading regarding Drummond being the father of two children with different Instagram models.

The first one, baby boy Deon King with Abigail Russo and baby girl Aubrey EllaRose with Elizabeth Costadoni. 

In the beginning, he denied the reports of being the children’s father.

However, later he was found spending time with Deon and Aubery. Even on youtube, he has uploaded vlogs of attending children’s birthdays. 

Not a smooth Breakup with Disney’s “iCarly”

Yes, she is the same girl who played the character of Sam Puckett on ‘iCarly, was featured in the Nickelodeon series spinoff ‘Sam & Cat’ and has done voice acting for animated movies like ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’, Jennette McCurdy.

It was in March 2014, when this interracial duo hyped up the whole internet with their dating news. They were spotted holding hands together during their first date. They seemed quite happy with each other at one point in time.

But what went wrong still remains unknown, their relationship took an unexpected twist. McCurdy was featured on the “You Made it Weird” podcast of Pete Holmes and spoke out about her rotten relationship with the basketball player.

McCurdy also confronts of never hearing about the NBA player before it was just because he used to mention her as a lady crush which leads her to strike a coversation.

She also stated that going on a date just came out of an unplanned, irrational decision as their early conversation were really awkward. Also, she did not hesitate about bringing upon her first kiss as a disgusting one.

One day, Andre just bought her a necklace and proposed to her to be his girlfriend, bending on his knees. She just had to say yes even after knowing that it is a bad idea. After few days, she called him and clarified.

Accusations, Nude Photos

As mentioned earlier, not a smooth breakup it was! The whole separation thing was taken to a nasty level. McCurdy (then 21 years old) was all hovered around the internet because of her nude photos leaked online. 

She was just in her lingerie taking a selfie, most likely private pictures which are only sent to your loved ones. In her defense, McCurdy accused Andre to be a crucial part of this leakage.

The pictures were all out on Twitter, Google, and Bing. Some said the pictures were leaked in order to take revenge by Andre. And some said it was all Jennette’s idea to make a headline out of this news for publicity shaping him as a bad guy.

Andre also took this scene on his Vine account and said, “Sometimes you gotta live and learn by the mistakes you make. You gotta move on and keep pushing.”

He made a video and said these lines in a calm manner, probably an answer to McCurdy’s statements.

Charity

Since his rookie year, Drummond has been a global ambassador for Special Olympics. Currently, he engages with many special Olympics athletes in different national and international events.

In February 2016, Drummond was also awarded NBA Cares Community Assists Award. He was honored with the monthly award for his commitment and efforts to bring changes to their community.

During NBA Cares Special Olympics, Drummond served as an honorary coach. He also helped to repack 110000 pounds of food for donations benefiting 30,000 Canadians.

He also supported the FlintNow fund to ensure clean water, relief services in Flint, Michigan.

Since joining NBA, Drummond always had planned to make a difference in the community. 

Covid 19 Relief

In collaboration with JBL, Drummond donated 10,000 headphones to the school, helping them with online classes. 

Furthermore, Drummond donated $1,00,000 to Middlesex Health Emergency Response Fund to purchase protective equipment, oxygen, and other useful supplies. 

He also helped to donate foods that were affected by pandemics. Moreover, he also competed in the ESPN NBA2k20 competition to help raise funds for Covid 19 charity.

Music 

Other than basketball, Drummond also has a passion for music. It’s no surprise because in court to he can be seen dancing, freestyling. 

Many players have tried and failed to come as recording artists. But as DJ from the beginning, he tried to release his own rap song rather than play other music. 

Drummond recording his song
Drummond recording his music

Finally, in 2018, Drummond releases his first album, “FYI,” which includes few collaborations and eight party-style music tracks.

Moreover, Drummond mentions making music as a hobby rather than a job. He also likes playing Fortnite in his free time.  

Is he disclaiming coach Frank Vogel?

Well, it seems like the Lakers are not okay with his performance and Andre is not okay with his coach, Frank Vogel as he takes a shot at him when a fan called him out on Instagram.

Andre, flag-bearer of one of the best rebounders in today’s date, has not lived up to his potential for the Lakers. While he was expected to level up when the team needed him the most, he is just getting inefficient on offense.

Andre making comments on his coach
Andre making comments on his coach

Moreover, taking all his performance things besides, Lakers wanted him to play along with Lebron James and Anthony Davis in the frontcourt but it seems like now this idea would be a big no-no after this social media post embedded above.

A fan called him out on Instagram for his not-so-expected performance and instead of ignoring or taking it as a criticism to improve, he disclaimed Frank Vogel.

Andre Drummond | Salary and Net Worth

In 2016 Drummond re-signed five years deal worth $127 million with the Pistons.

Drummond’s $127 million deal was the biggest contract in franchise history. After his trade to the Cavaliers, he also earned an extra $857,000 because of the trade kicker. 

Currently, Drummond earns $28,751,775 after he opted to resign with the Cavs during 2020 free agency.

He also has endorsement deals with many brands. Some of his sponsors include Electronic Arts, JBL, Pandora Media, Panini, Anheuser Busch InBev. 

Social Media Presence

Andre Drummond is an active social media person. Currently, he has Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube handles. 

Drummond has the highest followers on Instagram, with 1.2 million.

Likewise, he has 816k followers on Twitter, followed by 470k followers on Facebook. Also, he has 13.2k followers on his youtube channel. 

On his social media handles, Drummond usually uploads basketball matches and training photos. Moreover, in his youtube channel, he mostly uploads vlogs and scenes stuffs. 

Furthermore, Drummond also has a music Instagram account named @drummxndofficial. There he mostly posts music-related stuff and his lifestyle posts. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the net worth of Andre Drummond?

The estimated net worth of Andre Drummond is $40 million. Moreover, he earns $28 million per year from his salary and endorsement deals.

Is Andre Drummond married?

Andre Drummond is not married. Currently, he is single, but in the past, he had many girlfriends.

When was Andre Drummond traded to Cavilers?

Andre Drummond was traded to Cavilers on the 2020 trade deadline day in exchange for Brandon Knight, Hohn Henson, and the 2023 second-round pick.

Was Andre Drummond hurt?

Yes, he had his right toe hurt and suffered a toe concussion, nails were completely removed when the big man fro Bucks stepped on his foot on April 2, 2021.

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