Joe Dumars

Joe Dumars

Joe Dumars: A Brief Biography

Joe Dumars III is an American former basketball player in the NBA. He could play either shooting guard or point guard on offense and was a highly effective defender. He played for the Detroit Pistons from 1985 until 1999, He was a 6 time NBA All-Star.

He played college basketball for 4 years for McNeese State, He averaged 22.5 points per game and finished his college career as the 11th leading scorer in NCAA history. His jersey number(4) was retired by McNeese State.

He was drafted 18th overall in the first round of the 1985 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons, where he played for his entire career. He won back to back championships in 1989 and 1990 and was the NBA Finals MVP in 1989.

He was named in the NBA All-Defensive first team 4 times, Jordan described him as the best defender he had ever faced in the NBA. He was the first-ever recipient of the NBA Sportsmanship Award which was later renamed as the Joe Dumars trophy.

His jersey number 4 was retired by the Pistons, In his career with the Pistons, Dumars scored 16,401 points, dished out 4,612 assists, grabbed 2,203 rebounds and recorded 902 steals.

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