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DeAndre Bembry Biography In 15 Facts!

DeAndre Bembry

27-year-old DeAndre Bembry who wore the jersey for Toronto in 2020/21, was free and signed for a year with the Nets. But what do we know about DeAndre Bembry’s personal life? 

15 Things About DeAndre Bembry: The New Face Of The Brooklyn Nets

1. Who is DeAndre Bembry?

DeAndre Bembry, born on July 4th, 1994 to Charlotte in North Carolina is an American pro basketball player who plays at the rear and winger positions. Recently, he was recruited to the Brooklyn Nets along with fellow recruits Patty Mills, James Johnson, Cameron Thomas, and Jevon Carter. 

Prior to this, the Atlanta Hawks named him to the 2016 NBA draft, 21 st Overall. Bembry also played basketball for the St. Joseph University men’s basketball team. 

2. Quick facts about DeAndre Bembry:

  • Full name: DeAndre ‘Pierre’ Bembry
  • Known as: DeAndre Bembry
  • Date of birth: July 4, 1994
  • Birthplace: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Horoscope: Cancer
  • Age: 27 years old
  • Brother: Adrian Potts (deceased)
  • Education: Rocky River High School, Mint Hill, North Carolina, St. Patrick High School,  St. Joseph University
  • Relationship status: Not known
  • Height: 6 feet and 5 inches (195.58 cm)
  • Weight    : 95 kg (209.43 lbs)
  • Profession: Basketball player
  • Current Affiliations: National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • NBA debut: October 27, 2016

3. DeAndre Bembry childhood:

DeAndre ‘Bembry was born on July 4, 1994, in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Information about your father is not available. His mother, Essence Bembry, raised him along with his younger half-brother, Adrian Pott. They shared the same mother.

4. DeAndre Bembry’s brother died in a very tragic way: 

DeAndre Bembry lost his dear brother in a very unpleasant way. They grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the Beatties Ford Road area. The area was ranked #1 in Charlotte in 2014 for violent crime. The brothers of different parents lived in a very difficult area, but their mother did everything to make them comfortable. DeAndre had just won a basketball scholarship to St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. The family started living apart, but Potts used to visit his older brother on his campus.

Deandre and his brother Adrian dreamed together, but their younger brother was not there to witness the transition from dreams to reality.

Essence Bembry received a call around 2 am on June 10, 2016, from the father of her youngest son, Rodney Potts. Rodney broke the news to her that Adrian was shot and killed near the University of North Carolina, Charlotte campus. Adrian’s family says it was the wrong place at the wrong time. In fact, the twenty-year-old was trying to be a peacemaker. Along with him, three other people were shot and injured. 

Adrian has already left this world. But there isn’t a single day in Bembry’s life that goes by without a reminiscence of his younger brother.

5. DeAndre Bembry’s cousin brother also died from a gun:

It was not the end of tragedies. DeAndre’s cousin Hezikah Kelly, also passed away in an accidental gunshot in 2017. 

Today, Bembry has tattoos on his left arm, honoring his late brother and cousin brother. 

6. Their death inspired DeAndre Bembry’s philanthropy:

The pro basketballer not only incorporated portraits of his lost brothers in his skin, but he also began to indulge in the things they cared about. For example, Bembry, a picky eater, began to love the salads his younger brother ate and the mushrooms his cousin enjoyed for the first time in his life. Bembry also uses the no. 95 t-shirts in honor of Adrian, who was born in 1995.

Additionally, Essence and DeAndre ‘established AP World, a charitable organization, in 2017. Their goal is to address issues related to armed violence. The foundation was started with a feeling of empathy for families who are going through similar situations. It all started at a basketball camp and community event in Charlotte. 

7. DeAndre Bembry age and height:

As of now, the basketball player is 27 years old, born under the sun sign Cancer. Bembry has a remarkable height of 6 feet and 5 inches (195.58 cm) and weighs about 95 kg (209.43 pounds).

8. DeAndre Bembry high school basketball career:

The future American basketballer first went to Rocky River High School, Mint Hill, North Carolina. He later transferred to St. Patrick High School. He recorded 21.8 points and 9.0 rebounds on average as a high school veteran. He then picked up a selection from the New Jersey All-State First Team. Additionally, he was named the 2013 Player of the Year in Union County.

9. DeAndre Bembry university career:

First year

Bembry went to St. Joseph University to earn his higher education degree. He contributed to leading the Saint Joseph’s Hawks in their first NCAA tournament. They haven’t participated since 2008. His team also won the conference championship. In addition, Bembry won the Atlantic-10 Rookie of the Year award in his first year.

Second year

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks had to lose four veterans while Bembry was in his second year. Even so, Bembry proved to be a good candidate by registering good scores.

He recorded 17.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.9 steals. In addition, he was named to the First Team of All 

10. DeAndre Bembry at the Atlantic-10 Conferences:

First year

Bembry was named to the Atlantic-10 First Team of All Conferences for the second time in his first year. Additionally, in March 2016, Bembry received the trophy for best player of the Atlantic 10 Conference. 

He also contributed to driving the St. Joseph Hawks to a second NCAA berth. It’s been four years since he won the conference championship.

He did very well in the title game against Virginia Commonwealth University. In fact, he recorded 30 points on an extremely efficient 13 for 16 shots. In the first round, the St. Joseph Hawks had a victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats. However, they lost a game played to the Oregon Ducks in the round of 16.

11. DeAndre Bembry professional basketball career:

On March 28, 2016, he announced his candidacy for the 2016 NBA Draft.

Atlanta Hawks (2016-2020)

With the 21st overall pick, the Atlanta Hawks drafted Bembry in the 2016 NBA draft on June 23, 2016. He then signed his rookie stopover contract with the Atlanta Hawks on July 15, 2016. Bembry debuted with the Atlanta Hawks’ in the National Basketball Association (NBA) on October 27, 2016. It was a 114-99 season-opening victory over the Washington Wizards.

He scored 2 points and 1 rebound in two minutes off the bench. He scored the season record 10 points twice, the last in February 2017.

During his rookie season, Bembry had multiple assignments with the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA Development League, under the flexible assignment rule

DeAndre Bembry then sustained an injury on September 13, 2017. It was a strain on his right triceps making him feature on the disabled list for about four to six weeks. He again sustained an injury on January 5, 2018. This time it was a left abductor strain. He was then excluded from the game for the rest of January.

Bembry set his career record with 16 rebounds in 29 minutes in a 111–104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on October 24, 2018. He played for less than 900 minutes in NBA games for the Atlanta Hawks until the 2019 season, his third year as an NBA player. Bembry stood out as a high-volume bench player for the Atlanta Hawks in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He played 82 games, displaying a passable defense.

Toronto Raptors (2020-2021)   

On November 23, 2020, the young and talented player signed a two-year contract with Toronto Raptors. When playing with Toronto, he was against the Orlando Magic in January 2021 and scored the season record 12 points with a 115-102 victory. He was dismissed onAugust 3, 2021.

Brooklyn Nets (since 2021)

In August 2021, he will play a season with the Brooklyn Nets. He will bring his defense, far from being an elite shooter since he comes out of a season at 26.4% far and is at 26.8% in his career. We can think that he will have some defensive missions on the external posts in the relay of Bruce Brown. Last season at the Raptors he posted 5.8 points at 51.3%, 2.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1 interception in 19.1 minutes.

12. DeAndre Bembry awards and achievements:

As a basketball player, Bembry managed to gain name and fame in a short period of time. Likewise, he has amassed numerous awards and achievements in his continuing basketball career.

Here are some of Bembry’s career awards and achievements:

AP All-American Honorable Mention (2016)

Atlantic 10 Player of the Year (2016)

Robert V. Geasey Trophy Winner (2016)

2 × First All-Atlantic Team 10 (2015, 2016)

Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team (2016)

13. DeAndre Bembry net worth and salary:

​Bembry had a successful career as he has been a professional since 2017. However, in this short period, he has gained a lot of name and fame, and great fortune through his unique basketball skills.

DeAndre’ Bembry’s net worth is estimated at around $3 million.

The young player is currently not affiliated with many professional basketball teams. However, he has amassed a fair amount of money with the supposed team. Bembry signed a 4-year contract worth $7,305,582 with the Atlanta Hawks. The contract can be split into a guaranteed $7,305,582 and an average salary of $1,826,396 annually. After the Atlanta Hawks, Deandre signed a two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors worth $4 million. In addition, Bembry is seen vacationing in different parts of the world during his vacation.

14. DeAndre Bembry social media:

Bembry is very active in his social media and  communicates with his fans through major social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. His social media feed most of which are his career highlights can be found on Instagram as fearthefro95 with followers and most of them are related to his basketball career and friends. On Twitter, the player is active as @ fearthefro95 and  joined Twitter in June 2011, gaining 11,400 followers.

15. DeAndre Bembry frequently asked questions:

What happened to DeAndre after his brother’s death?

Adrian Pott’s death was very tragic for DeAndre and his mother, Essence Bembry.

Bembry’s agent, Adam Pensack, reported that about five practices with NBA teams were dropped by his client, Bembry, because of his brother’s death.

Bembry wasn’t in the right frame of mind to initiate any big moves. However, one did work with the Chicago Bulls against Denzel Valentine, then Michigan State Guardsman. But the Chicago Bulls picked Denzel Valentine as the 14th overall pick in 2016.

Also, a workout for the Indiana Pacers has ended. Indiana Pacers then summoned a shooting guard at Michigan Caris LeVert with the 20th pick.

In addition, training with the Toronto Raptors, owners of the ninth and 28th picks, was also waived.

Which college did DeAndre ‘Bembry go to?

DeAndre ‘Bembry studied first at Rocky River High School and then transferred to St. Patrick High School. He liked to play basketball at school. He went to St. Joseph University. He played for St. Joseph’s Hawks while in college.

Is DeAndre Bembry injured?

DeAndre Bembry was injured in January 2020. It was a neuritis in his right hand. Neuritis is an inflammation of the nerves or peripheral nervous system. Bembry had to undergo a non-surgical procedure on his right hand to treat neuritis symptoms at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex. He was not on the team for the Oklahoma City game. He was prescribed to rest for a while, losing a few games.

What is the Jersey number for Bembry?

Bembry uses Jersey numbers 43 and 95. 95 was in honor of his dead brother who was born in 1995. 

What shoes do DeAndre Bembry wear?

Bembry wears Air Jordan 9 Retro Shoes.

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