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NAZ Suns Acquire Forward Malik Dime
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13 November 2017   Jake Withee
NAZ Suns Twitter page.

Suns waive forward Zach Andrews, roster remains at 12 players

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – The Northern Suns announced Sunday that they have acquired forward Malik Dime from the available player pool.

To make room for Dime on the roster, the Suns waived forward Zach Andrews. The Suns’ roster remains at 12 players. An updated roster is attached.

Dime is expected to be with the team for Tuesday’s game against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

The 25-year-old was most recently with the Windy City Bulls, as he made their training camp roster as a local tryout. Dime played eight minutes in their preseason game against the Wisconsin Herd, tallying one rebound.

He was waived by the Bulls on Nov. 2.

The 6-foot 9-inch, 220-pound forward went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft after playing two years at the University of Washington.  

In 54 games (22 starts) for the Huskies, Dime averaged 6.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 21.3 minutes per game. He only needed two years with the team to have the fourth-most career blocks in UW history (137). He played in 20 games his senior year, missing 11 because of an injury, but played in all 34 for Washington his junior year. In 2015-16, he earned an All-Pac-12 Defensive Team honorable mention for setting the UW single-season record for blocks at 88.

The Dakar, Senegal, native joined UW after playing two years at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa. He played in 60 total games (36 starts) for the Warriors, averaging 9.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.1 blocks in 14.7 minutes per game.

Out of Indian Hills CC, Dime chose Washington over Iowa State, Rutgers and Arkansas. He was in the same UW recruiting class as current Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss.

Andrews played two games for the Suns this season, tallying two points and four rebounds in 17 total minutes. The 32-year-old was acquired by Northern Arizona on Oct. 20, when the Suns traded for his rights and the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA G League Draft from the Iowa Wolves in exchange for the rights to Elijah Millsap, Michael Bryson, and the team’s eighth overall pick.

Andrews has played 120 games in the NBA G League for three different teams.