Dort with his Brookwood Elite AAU team in 2017
|No. 5 – Oklahoma City Blue|
|League||NBA G League|
|Born||April 19, 1999|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|College||Arizona State (2018–2019)|
|NBA draft||2019 / Undrafted|
|2019–present||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2019–present||→Oklahoma City Blue|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Luguentz Dort (born April 19, 1999) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Arizona State Sun Devils. He completed his high school career at the Athlete Institute in Mono, Ontario, where he was rated as high as a five-star recruit and was one of the top high school players in Canada. In his first year with Arizona State, he earned second-team All-Pac-12 Conference honors and was named to the all-defensive team in the Pac-12. He was also voted the conference’s freshman of the year.
Dort was born in Montreal, Quebec to Haitian parents who moved to Canada from Saint-Marc when they were around 21 years old. Growing up in Montreal North, he first played soccer as a goalkeeper, but his brothers later influenced him to play basketball. Dort played street basketball at Saint Laurent Park near his home in Montreal. His involvement in the sport helped him avoid joining street gangs like some of his friends. At age 12, Dort began playing organized basketball in Park Extension, a neighborhood in Montreal, where he was coached by Nelson Ossé. He started weight training at age 15, when he stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m), and grew about one inch per year through the rest of his teenage years.
High school career
Dort spent his freshman season at the high school level in Quebec. Through his high school years, he competed for Brookwood Elite on the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) circuit. In July 2015, he played for Canada at the adidas Nations tournament, averaging 9.2 points and 4 rebounds through 4 games. As a sophomore, Dort transferred to Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville, Florida to face better competition and learn English. Before moving, his coach Nelson Ossé urged him to improve his poor academic performance. In August 2016, Dort averaged 11.3 points through 6 games to lead Canada to second place at adidas Nations. Later in the month, he was invited to the Nike Americas Team Camp, where he was named most valuable player (MVP) of the All-Star game. Dort moved to Conrad Academy in Orlando, Florida for his junior season, following his former Arlington Country Day coach Shaun Wiseman. In 2017, he took part in adidas Nations and the Nike Hoop Summit All-Star game. Dort also scored 30 points to win team MVP honors at the BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game. On October 18, 2017, he committed to play college basketball for Arizona State, becoming the program's most touted recruit since James Harden in 2007. As a senior, Dort joined the Athlete Institute, a prep school in Mono, Ontario. In April 2018, he reclaimed team MVP accolades at the BioSteel All-Canadian Game after recording 34 points and 8 rebounds.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Montreal, Quebec||Athlete Institute (ON)||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||200 lb (91 kg)||Oct 18, 2017|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: N/A Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN: ESPN grade: 92|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Rivals: N/A 247Sports: 33 ESPN: N/A|
On November 6, 2018, Dort made his debut for Arizona State, tallying 28 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 steals in a 102–94 win over Cal State Fullerton in double-overtime. He broke the school record for freshman debut points. Dort, on November 12, recorded his first double-double, with 12 points and 12 rebounds in a 90–58 win over Long Beach State. On November 21, he posted 33 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists against Utah State in the heavyweight bracket of the MGM Resorts Main Event, scoring the third-most points by a freshman in Arizona State history. He was named MVP of the tournament. A few days later, Dort was named Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week. He struggled offensively towards the end of December, shooting a combined 9-of-45 from the field through four games from December 15 to December 29.
Following Arizona State's loss in the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Dort announced his intention to forgo his final three seasons of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2019 NBA Draft.
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|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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