“Andre Drummond has always made a point to give back to Middletown, the place he grew up. During the coronavirus crisis, he has stepped up again, donating $100,000 to Middlesex Health to acquire needed supplies and equipment.
‘The community of Middletown has always supported me throughout my entire career,’ said Drummond, a two-time NBA All-Star who plays for the Cavaliers. ‘It’s my turn to help give back and provide those on the frontlines with the resources they need to help fight the virus.’
Drummond, 26, born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., grew up in Middletown, playing at the YMCA there. He later played at Capital Prep. He is the only “one-and-done” player in UConn history, playing in 2011-12, then leaving after his freshman season for the NBA. The Pistons chose him with the No. 9 pick in the draft that year. The Pistons traded Drummond, one of the top rebounders in the league, to the Cavaliers during the suspended 2019-20 season.”