Shamaine Dukes
Shamaine  Dukes


Cuthbert, GA

High School:
Randolph-Clay HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175




Full Name: Sharmaine Antoine Dukes

Major: Undecided

Birth Date: April 15, 1987

Birth Place: Hartford, CT

Parents' Names: Glen Dukes and Mattie Cotton

High School Coach: Joseph Williams

A lightning-quick point guard who can really force the tempo ... will challenge for a starting job if he can reduce his turnovers .... had a roller-coaster freshman season while making the transition from small high school basketball to the ACC ... started five games in late December and early January and showed flashes of brilliance ... tied a Wake Forest freshman record in his first career start with 10 assists against Charleston Southern ... knows how to win... led his high school team to a 61-0 record and two Georgia state championships over his last two seasons combined.

Individual Honors

2006 ACC co-Rookie of the Week (1.3.06)

In The Wake Forest Record Books

1st (tie) most single-game assists by a freshman (10 vs. Charleston Southern, 12.30.05)


Played in 26 of 34 games and started five times ... averaged 7.7 minutes per game ... made 5 three-point field goals (on 18 attempts) ... had 26 assists and 36 turnovers on the season ... started the season slowly while learning the Deacon offensive and defensive schemes ... did not score a point until mid-December ... scored in double figures once and had one double-double ... after playing no more than 8 minutes in any game, Dukes jumped into the starting lineup Dec. 30 against Charleston Southern and turned in the best game of his career ... played 27 minutes, scored 11 points and tied a Wake Forest freshman record with 10 assists against the Buccaneers ... also recorded a career-high 3 steals and made the first 2 three-point field goals of his career in that game ... followed that game with 3 assists Jan. 3 against East Carolina ... played 13 minutes, scored 6 points, grabbed 3 rebounds, made 2 three-point field goals and dished out 2 assists Jan. 15 at Maryland ... made a three-point field goal in Jan. 18 home win over Georgia Tech ... scored 2 points and grabbed 2 rebounds in 5 minutes in ACC Tournament game against Duke ... finished the season with 4 points and 3 rebounds in 19 minutes against Minnesota in the NIT.

High School

Randolph-Clay HS, 2005... named first team all-state Class A... the Albany Herald's co-player of the year... averaged 24.0 points, 8.4 assists and 7.7 rebounds per game as a senior... was being recruited by Auburn, Arkansas and others... went to the same high school that produced former Demon Deacon great Jerry Braswell... played for coach Joe Williams... played AAU ball for the Atlanta Celtics and coach Hulio Smith.


Son of Glen Dukes and Mattie Cotton... born in Hartford (CT) on April 15, 1987... nickname is "Joe" ... signed with Wake Forest late -- in May of 2005, helping fill the vacant spot left by Chris Paul's departure to the NBA.

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