Richard Dumas

Richard Wayne Dumas (born May 19, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he is the son of former American Basketball Association player Rich Dumas.[1]

Richard Dumas
Richard Dumas 2020.jpg
Dumas in 2020
Personal information
Born (1969-05-19) May 19, 1969 (age 52)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
NationalityNative American
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolBooker T. Washington
(Tulsa, Oklahoma)
CollegeOklahoma State (1987–1990)
NBA draft1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career1990–2003
PositionSmall forward
Number21, 12, 75
Career history
1990–1991Hapoel Holon
1991–1992Oklahoma City Cavalry
1992Treasure Coast Tropics
Phoenix Suns
1995–1996Philadelphia 76ers
1997Atléticos de San Germán
1998–1999Znicz Pruszków
1999New Hampshire Thunder Loons
1999–2000HKK Široki
2000Derby Storm
2000Fargo-Moorhead Bees
2001Oklahoma Storm
2001–2002Wilmington Wave Rockers
2002–2003Frontier City River Dogz
2003Westchester Wildfire
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points1,080 (10.6 ppg)
Rebounds351 (3.4 rpg)
Assists111 (1.3 apg)
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Basketball careerEdit

Dumas, a 6' 7" small forward from Oklahoma State University, was selected with the 46th pick of the 1991 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns. During the 1991–92 season, however, Dumas was suspended from the NBA for violating its substance abuse policy.[2] Dumas played in Israel for Hapoel Holon during his suspension. His rookie campaign commenced 19 games into the Suns' stellar 1992–93 season, averaging 15.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while helping the team to a league-best 62 wins and an NBA Finals appearance. Because of his performance during his first season in the NBA, Dumas received NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors.

Following a stint in rehab, he returned in 1995 to the Phoenix Suns, averaging just 5.5 points in 15 games in his final season with that team. Under the influence of head coach John Lucas, Dumas concluded his brief NBA career with a season playing for the 76ers, averaging 6.2 points in 39 games.

He then continued his professional career overseas, playing for Gymnastikos S. Larissas in Greece, Pekaes Pruszków (1998–99) in Poland, as well as for the Westchester Wildfire of the United States Basketball League.

Dumas retired from basketball in 2003.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Dumas was arrested by federal agents December 19, 2013, on eight felony charges of alleged Organized Retail Theft. He was taken into federal custody at his Dumas Youth Sports Club in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Dumas was one of 151 people taken into custody by the Federal Marshal's Service.[3] His trial was scheduled for September 15, 2014.[4] On December 11, 2014, Dumas pleaded guilty to theft. On January 20, 2015, he was sentenced under a plea agreement with prosecutors to three years of probation. According to the Associated Press, "Authorities say Dumas stole about $800 worth of merchandise from a Luke Air Force Base store while working with a janitorial service. They say Dumas was seen on surveillance cameras taking cigarettes, alcohol, food, DVDs and shoes."[5]


  1. ^ "Like father, like son: Former Phoenix Suns forward Richard Dumas' NBA fizzle has roots". May 24, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "Richard Dumas on'93". June 13, 2003. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
  3. ^ "U.S. Marshals arrest 151 in Operation Grinch Stopper 2". December 26, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "Sept. 15 trial set for former Phoenix Suns player Richard Dumas". Associated Press. June 17, 2014. Archived from the original on August 24, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  5. ^ "Probation for ex-Sun Richard Dumas". ESPN. Retrieved January 20, 2015.

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