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THE CHOSEN ONE: The Life and Career of Andre Emmett

Chosen One

Regina Oliver talks about her son, Andre Emmett, and his career at Texas Tech and in the NBA. 

CREDIT: Annie Rice | Nov 19, 2023 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Regina Oliver talks about her son, Andre Emmett, and his career at Texas Tech and in the NBA.

Emmett played college basketball for four years under Bob Knight at Texas Tech University. He is currently the Red Raiders' 2nd All-Time leading scorer and the 4th All-Time leading scorer in the entire Big 12. He was named a consensus All-American as a senior in 2003 and received his degree in Business. 

In 2018, he was inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Fame and is now featured in the Ring of Honor in the United Supermarket Arena. He received other honors such as being a John R. Wooden recipient, an All-American, and the 2004 Slam Dunk champion to name a few.

He was selected in the second round of the 2004 NBA Draft and played briefly with the Memphis Grizzlies and the New Jersey Nets. 


​After the NBA, he was selected as the second overall pick in Ice Cube's Big3 league in 2018. He was the runner-up for league MVP candidate with one of the most impressive playoff runs in Big3 history.

The Big3 league consist of former NBA and overseas players.

Throughout his 10+ year career, he received many Most Valuable Player awards with the NBADL and International Professional Leagues along with winning championships, scoring titles, and setting new records. 

He had just ended his second season of the Big3 League when he died suddenly on September 23, 2019. 

Andre looks on as he prepares to go on defense!

Although Andre is no longer physically with us, his legacy lives on through The Oliver Family Charities which is committed to helping children in  communities who are disadvantaged by providing resources and opportunities that will help shape and influence the quality and well-being of their future by eliminating barriers that will aspire them in reaching their full potential through learning and athletics.

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