In 1973, Andre was born in Brooklyn New York to
Alfred and Lenora Riddick. Andre is the youngest of three brothers.
He graduated from
Bishop Loughlin Memorial High
School in 1991. He ultimately acquired his Bachelor
Degree in Psychology, graduating from the
University of Kentucky
After completing college, Andre
went on to play professional basketball, which is his current
occupation. He has built a reputation as a winner whereas, he was a
member of the championship teams in Venezuela, the Dominican
Republic, and his current team in Belgium, winning consecutive
championships in 2003 and 2004.
Andre was a member of the 1993
University of Kentucky “Final Four” Team. He was selected to the
Tournament Team in the 1992-93 season. He shares the record for
most blocked shots in a game, and most blocks in a season. He is
fourth on the list of the University of Kentucky career leaders in
Andre has received many individual
awards over the years. He was selected as a
McDonald’s All American
in 1990. Andre was named the “Best Defensive Player” in Japan in
1995. In Belgium he was named “Most Valuable Player” of the 2003-04
season. He was inducted into his high school “Hall of Fame” in
2003. He was named
Valuable Player” of the 2003 Belgium finals. Named “Second Team”
ULEB Cup (Union of
European League of Basketball) in 2005.
Andre married his college
sweetheart and Covington native, the former Tonya Smith in 1997.
Tonya graduated from University of Kentucky with a Masters Degree
in Education. Together they have two children Andre Jr., five years
old, and Aubree, who is two years of age.