Dwayne Washington

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Birthday
6, 1964
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Apr 20, 2016 (52)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
6, 1964
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Apr 20, 2016 (52)

About

Former college basketball star and NBA player known affectionately as "Pearl," a direct comparison to Earl "The Pearl" Monroe. He was a three-time All-American at Syracuse and was an original member of the expansion Miami Heat.

Before Fame

He starred at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, where he became one of the highest-rated players in the country.

Trivia

His seminal moment came during a game in his sophomore year with Syracuse against Boston College, when he hit a game-winning half-court shot to beat the Eagles.

Family Life

He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015 and passed away on April 20, 2016.

Associated With

Jim Boeheim has credited Pearl for being one of the key figures in making Syracuse one of the premier programs in college basketball.