Blue Winds (Japan)
| 1995 / Undrafted|
| February 1, 1973 (age 42)
Brooklyn, New York (1973-02-01) |
Bishop Loughlin Memorial
(Brooklyn, New York)
Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Andre Riddick (born February 1, 1973) is a retired American professional basketball player. He is the ULEB Cup's All-Time Leader for rebounds (383), steals (116) and blocks (122) and also has the highest ULEB Cup percentage of blocks (2 blocks per game). He played for the University of Kentucky from 1991-1995.
Nicknamed "The Rejector" Andre Riddick held the single season block record at 83 for Kentucky together with Melvin Turpin until it was broken by Anthony Davis in 2012, and he held the Kentucky single game block record of 9 together with Sam Bowie until it was broken by Nerlens Noel in 2013. A notoriously bad free throw shooter, the standard Riddick set has been invoked more than once when a Kentucky player had a bad night at the line. Riddick often performed a shuffle after he dunked the basketball.
Riddick and his Kentucky teammates made the NCAA Final Four in 1993. During Kentucky's 1995 NCAA tournament Elite Eight game against North Carolina, Riddick angrily confronted Rasheed Wallace after Wallace hit him with his elbow, resulting in a technical foul issued to Walter McCarty, a call hotly disputed by former Kentucky coach Rick Pitino.
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