Andre Drummond was drafted out of UCONN in 2012 as a project. He is a physical beast who has the potential to be one of the best centers in the league. He came out of college very raw, but if he could gather the skills to match his athleticism, watch out.
Well, Drummond has played well this season. He is averaging 12 points and nearly 12 rebounds per game, and he has been a headache for the Pistons’ opponents. On Sunday night against the Sixers, Drummond had the best game of his career. He had 31 points, 19 rebounds, 6 steals, and 2 blocks in a 115-100 win. Those weren’t just career highs for Drummond, but they were historically great. As ESPN points out, he put himself in some pretty good company:
Obviously, he isn’t at the level that Hakeem was, but this is promising for the Pistons. If he can continue to develop, they have a future all-star on their hands, and the Pistons could be in good shape moving forward. Now, the question is, do they let Greg Monroe walk after the season, and let Josh Smith and Drummond be the future? Either way, it was an impressive night for Drummond.