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Damien Wilkins

Damien Wilkins is the first Dr. Phillips graduate to play professional basketball in the NBA. As a senior in 1999, Wilkins was a monster in the paint for the Panthers, setting school records for rebounds in a game (14), steals (8) and rebounds in a season (389) while leading the team to a 25-8 record and a District Championship. Wilkins garnered Parade All-American honors during his senior year and is Dr. Phillips High School's only representative at the prestigious McDonald's All-American game.

He initially signed with North Carolina State but wound up transferring to Georgia in 2001. The following season he earned the program's Heart and Hustle Award and Individual Workout Award in helping lead the Bulldogs to a 19-8 record and a top-25 finish in the AP poll.Damien Wilkins

In his senior year of 2004, Wilkins earned the starting center position and averaged nearly 13 points and over five rebounds per game. He was signed as a free agent by the Seattle Supersonics (to become the Okalahoma City Thunder) in the summer of 2004 and has also played for the Minnesota Timberwolves (2009), Memphis Grizzlies (2010), Atlanta Hawks (2010), Detroit Pistons (2011), Philadelphia 76ers (2012) and the Indiana Pacers (2017). In addition, Wilkins has also played in China, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

Wilkins is the son of former NBA veteran Gerald Wilkins and the nephew of former NBA all-star Dominique Wilkins.

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