Duke Hoops: Tragedy Strikes Devils Freshman Andre Dawkins

Posted by Tyler Lambert on December-7-2009 Add Comments

The talk of the Duke Blue Devil offseason was centered around the young and talented Andre Dawkins, for both his great play on the basketball court and his decision to graduate high school this summer and enroll into Duke a season early to play basketball.

Since stepping foot on campus, Dawkins has fit in with the older, more experienced players on the team. His maturity at a young age is a big reason why all have come to love this touted recruit, but he has also received respect for his attitude on and off the court.

Then tragedy struck.

21-year-old Lacey Dawkins, Andre's sister, was killed in a car accident in West Virginia over the weekend. Duke sports officials also reported that Tamara Hill, Andre's mother, was...

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