Tigers Leading Rebounder in 2006-2007 Brings Pro Experience to Local Pro Team
Severn, MD (September 4, 2012) – Dennard Abraham who led the Towson Tigers in rebounding before taking his pro game to Holland, Brazil, and Washington State, has been signed by the Bay Area Shuckers of the American Professional Basketball League (APBL).
“One of our main goals this off-season was improving our rebounding game. Dennard helps us reach that goal. He also brings additional pro experience and had a great season in 2011 in the very competitive International Basketball League,” said Bay Area Shuckers General Manager John Wolfe.
After playing high school ball at Franklin High School and Owings Mills High School in Baltimore County, Abraham finished his prep career at Notre Dame Academy in Middleburg, Virginia. He averaged 15 points, ten rebounds, and three blocks per game in leading the Dragons to the league championship. He was named All-Conference for his efforts. He also played AAU ball with Carmelo Anthony.
Abraham then started his college career with South Plains College in Levelland, Texas where he was a first team All-Western Junior College Athletic Conference selectee. As a freshman he averaged 11.4 point and 5.5 rebounds per game. As a sophomore he started 20 of 28 games and posted 17.4 points and 7.7 rebounds a game. In two years with the Texans they compiled a 45-18 record.
In 2005-2006 Dennard began his career with the Towson Tigers of the NCAA Division 1 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). Abraham made an immediate impact moving into the starting line-up. The 6’9”, 240 pound forward ranked second on the Tigers with 6.25 rebounds per contest and was third in scoring with 11.96 points per game.
The 2006-2007 season brought continued success as Abraham led the Tigers in rebounding with 6.30 boards per game and moved up to second in scoring with 11.2 points per game. He also finished 8th in the CAA in rebounds.
Abraham began his pro career in 2007-2008 with Aris Leeuwarden of Holland’s top division, the Eredivisie. In 2008-2009 he came back across the Atlantic and played for Brazil’s Bira Lajeado.
In 2011 he resumed his pro career with Team Manchester of the Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was a member of the starting five and averaged 11.3 points and eight rebounds a game. In 2011 he also played for the Olympia Reign of the International Basketball League (IBL). For the Washington State-based Reign he finished sixth in the league in rebounds with 8.4 per contest and also ranked among the league leaders in scoring with 15.4 points per game.
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