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Andre Dawkins has been the very definition of unpredictable during his career at Duke. Based on his circumstances, it’s understandable.
Dawkins arrived at Duke a year early when he bypassed his final year of high school eligibility to join the 2009-10 Blue Devils. His arrival provided an unexpected lift for the team and he helped provide instant offense for a team that went on to win the 2010 National Championship.
However, tragedy also struck Dawkins during his freshman year when his sister was killed in a car accident while on her way to watch Andre and the Blue Devils play.
The emotional struggles Dawkins went through following the loss of his sister took a toll on him mentally as well as how he performed on the court. He had incredible shooting range, but he was also one of the streakiest players in college basketball.
After redshirting last season and taking time to grieve his sister’s death, Dawkins announced he would be returning to the team for the 2013-14 season.
Many fans are optimistic that he will provide instant offense and valuable experience for the team, but he remains a major x-factor and one of the most unpredictable aspects of the upcoming season.
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