Ricky Blanton

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Ricky Blanton
No. 17
Small forward
Personal information
Born(1966-04-21) April 21, 1966 (age 48)
Miami, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolMiami Killian (Miami, Florida)
CollegeLSU (1984–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro playing career1991–1995
Career history
1991–1992Scaini Venezia (Italy)
1992–1993Wichita Falls Texans (CBA)
1993Chicago Bulls
1993Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
1993–1994Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)
1993–1994Châlons-en-Champagne (France)
1994–1995Quilmes de Mar del Plata (Argentina)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Ricky Blanton
No. 17
Small forward
Personal information
Born(1966-04-21) April 21, 1966 (age 48)
Miami, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolMiami Killian (Miami, Florida)
CollegeLSU (1984–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro playing career1991–1995
Career history
1991–1992Scaini Venezia (Italy)
1992–1993Wichita Falls Texans (CBA)
1993Chicago Bulls
1993Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
1993–1994Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)
1993–1994Châlons-en-Champagne (France)
1994–1995Quilmes de Mar del Plata (Argentina)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ricky Wayne Blanton (born April 21, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the NBA's Phoenix Suns in the 2nd round (46th overall) of the 1989 NBA Draft. A 6'7" and 215 lb forward from Louisiana State University, Blanton signed a 10 day contract and played in only two career NBA games for Chicago Bulls during the 1992–93 season in 18 point wins against the Sacramento Kings on Feb 15, 1993 and Utah Jazz on Feb 17, 1993 at the Chicago Stadium.

Blanton played in the 1986 Final Four as a member of the LSU Tigers.

Coaching career[edit]

Blanton was head men's basketball coach at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States from 2002-2004.

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