Sam Dekker

Sam Dekker (HOU) “Hit the Dek” | “Slam” nike

(Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)
(Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)


roxSmall Forward: 6’9, 230 lbs; 3rd year, Wisconsin

 NBA Role: versatile, scoring forward • UnderDOG

Don’t be fooled by his boyish looks, Sam Dekker can rip your heart out with timely, long range bombs; helped lead Wisconsin to the NCAA Championship in 2015 with his shooting, passing, and hard driving style to the hole (good athlete, goes up strong) – looking to bring the same versatility to Mike D’Antoni’s lineup; effective as a corner jump shooter and cutter next to (PG) James Harden*; good rebounder, always seems to end up w/ a 5-8 boards; will Dekker be able to defend quicker 3s or even some 4s? – could struggle on the defensive side to start out, though it won’t be for lack of effort; X-Factor in 2018?

*just stand in the corner & put your hands up Dek! – but if the action breaks down, Dekker must make ’em pay & create a play 

Signature Shot: ‘load up’ 3

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 70


Couple DOG Facts:

  • Career: 6.3 points/game, 3.6 rebounds/game, 47% FG
  • Former 5-star HS prospect