Monday, December 7, 2009

Duke player's sister dies in car wreck

Duke freshman guard Andre Dawkins' sister died of injuries suffered in a car wreck Saturday while attempting to travel to Saturday's game against St. John's, team spokesman Matt Plizga said Monday.

Lacey Dawkins, 21, of Columbus Ohio, died in the wreck. Dawkins' mother, Tamara Hill, also was in the Chevy Lumina, but Duke officials did not have an update on her condition Monday.

According to a West Virginia State Police incident report, the three-vehicle wreck occurred at the 53-mile marker on I-77. Those injured in the wreck were taken to local hospitals.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Andre's sister, Lacey," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. "Andre is a terrific young man and his family is very important to him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Dawkins family during this trying time."

Dawkins graduated early from high school in Chesapeake, Va., to join Duke's program after the team learned guard Elliot Williams was transferring to Memphis. After immediately becoming one of just three scholarship guards on the Blue Devils' roster, Dawkins has been one of the ACC's top freshmen.

He is averaging 9.9 points per game and leads the Blue Devils with 20 3-pointers and a 3-point percentage of .513.

Ken Tysiac

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

God Bless the family.

Anonymous said...

Pray for them!!! R.I.P. young lady!!

Anonymous said...

go pack!

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with the Dawkins family

Jennifer said...

My prayers are with Andre and his family, hope his mother is ok, and they find the strength to get through this...

God Bless You...

Anonymous said...

I'm going to assume the go pack from an anonymous person was someone not related to the school in any way and trying to make them look ridiculous. So un-called for.
Thoughts and prayers for Andre's family.

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