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Andray Blatche
Andrayblatche
No. 0 – Brooklyn Nets
Power Forward / Center
Personal information
Born                           August 22, 1986 (1986-08-22) (age 30)
                                    Syracuse, New York
Nationality                 U.S. Flag American
Listed height           6 ft 11 in (117.9 m)
Listed weight           260 lbs (118 kg)
Career information
High school             South Kent School
                                  (South Kent, Connecticut)
NBA Draft                 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49
Selected by the Washington Wizards
Playing career         2005-present (12 years)
Career history
2005-2012                         Washington Wizards
2005                         Roanoke Dazzle (D-League assignment)
2012-present                         Brooklyn Nets
Career highlights and awards
  • awards
NBA.com profile andray_blatche profile
"player code" (ex: 123) profile

Andray Blatche is an American basketball player in the NBA at Power Forward and Center for the Brooklyn Nets. Blatche attended Henninger High School[1] in Syracuse before attending the South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut.[2] He declared for the 2005 NBA Draft out of high school, and while originally thought of as a first-round prospect, he slipped to the second round and was taken by the Washington Wizards with their only selection, the 49th pick.[3]

Blatche was shot in a carjacking on September 25, 2005, and as a result missed training camp.[3][4] He recovered successfully[3] and played his first game with Washington versus Seattle on November 11, 2005, scoring five points in a 137-96 Wizards victory.[5] Given that he did not play college basketball, the Wizards split Blatche's playing time between the Roanoke Dazzle, their then-affiliate in the NBA Development League, and the Wizards in the 2005-06 season.

With the injuries to Wizards centers Etan Thomas and Michael Ruffin, Blatche has been occasionally pressed into service as a backup center in the 2006-07 season.

On August 17, 2007, the Wizards re-signed Blatche to a multi-year deal, terms of which were not disclosed.[3][6]

During the 2007-08 season Blatche continued showing improvement, and with center Etan Thomas out with a season-ending heart condition, his minutes increased. Forty-eight games into the season, he holds averages of 6.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assist, and 1.6 blocks in just under twenty minutes per game.

Personal life

On the Sunday morning of September 25, 2005, three months after the Wizards selected him with the 49th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, Blatche was shot in an attempted carjacking that took place near his home in Alexandria, Virginia.[2] A passenger, police said Blatche was ordered out of the car by men who emerged from a van and was shot before he could fully exit.[2] Blatche's mother, Angela Oliver said he was shot once in the chest, but that the bullet did not hit any vital organs.[2] He was released from hospital two days later.[7] As a result of his injuries he missed the Wizards' training camp,[3][4] although he could walk on his own three days after the shooting and one day after being released from the hospital.[4] He appeared in only 29 games as a rookie.

On August 2, 2007, Blatche was charged with sexual solicitation in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. after allegedly soliciting sex from an undercover police officer. The solicitation charge was dropped after Blatche followed court orders and attended a day-long seminar for men who solicit prostitutes.[3][8]

Blatche was arrested on June 4, 2008, in Virginia on charges of reckless driving and driving on a suspended license for the third time. Blatche was going 86 mph in a 70 mph zone in a Mercedes-Benz on Interstate 85. He was released on Bail bond.[9]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 Washington 29 0 6.0 .388 .231 .833 1.3 .3 .2 .2 2.2
2006 Washington 56 13 12.2 .437 .148 .612 3.4 .7 .3 .6 3.7
2007 Washington 82 15 20.4 .474 .231 .695 5.2 1.1 .6 1.4 7.5
2008 Washington 71 36 24.0 .471 .238 .704 5.3 1.7 .7 1.0 10.0
2009 Washington 81 36 27.9 .478 .295 .744 6.3 2.1 1.0 .9 14.1
2010 Washington 64 63 33.9 .445 .222 .777 8.2 2.3 1.5 .8 16.8
2011 Washington 26 13 24.1 .380 .286 .673 5.8 1.1 .8 .7 8.5
2012 Brooklyn 82 8 19.0 .512 .136 .685 5.1 1.0 1.0 .7 10.3
Career 491 184 22.1 .466 .224 .721 5.4 1.4 .8 .9 9.9

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007 Washington 2 0 12.5 .667 .000 1.000 3.5 .0 .0 .0 4.5
2008 Washington 6 0 14.8 .429 .000 .333 3.3 .2 .3 1.0 3.7
2013 Brooklyn 7 0 19.7 .500 .000 .824 4.9 1.3 .3 .4 10.3
Career 15 0 16.8 .494 .000 .633 4.1 .7 .3 .6 6.9

Notes

  1. NBA.com: Andray Blatche Bio
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Blatche in good condition after being shot in carjacking
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Wizards re-sign forward Blatche to multiyear deal, published August 20, 2007
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Blatche to miss training camp after being shot
  5. Arenas scores 32 as Wizards look Super against Sonics
  6. Wizards Re-Sign Forward Andray Blatche, August 17, 2007
  7. Blatche out of hospital after attempted carjacking
  8. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/basketball/nba/08/02/blatche.arrest.ap/
  9. Wizards' Blatche Arrested

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