Blatche with the Brooklyn Nets
|No. 0 – Brooklyn Nets|
|Power forward / Center|
August 22, 1986 |
Syracuse, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||260 lb (118 kg)|
|High school||Henninger (Syracuse, New York)
South Kent School (South Kent, Connecticut)
|NBA Draft||2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall|
|Selected by the Washington Wizards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Blatche attended Henninger High School in Syracuse before attending the South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut. 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.
Blatche was shot in a carjacking on September 25, 2005, and as a result missed training camp. He recovered successfully and played his first game with Washington versus Seattle on November 11, 2005, scoring five points in a 137–96 Wizards victory. 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.
On January 9, 2010, Blatche was fined $10,000 by the Washington Wizards for participating in Gilbert Arenas' antics before a game on January 5, 2010 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Arenas was being investigated for a prior incident involving guns in the Wizards' locker room, but made light of the accusations by pointing his finger at his teammates, as if he were shooting them. His teammates were photographed smiling and laughing with him.
On February 28, 2010, he scored a career high 36 points on 17–31 shooting during the Wizards' 89–85 victory against the New Jersey Nets. Blatche continued to be the starter on the team, and his stats significantly improved.
On September 24, 2010, Blatche received a contract extension.
On March 20, 2012, the Wizards announced that they were benching Blatche indefinitely due to lack of conditioning.
On July 17, 2012, the Wizards announced that they had waived Blatche via the amnesty clause.
On September 12, 2012 Blatche was signed by the Brooklyn Nets. After Blatche signed with the Nets he decided to wear number 0. " Zero reminds of me how everybody gave up on me," he said. When Brook Lopez injured his foot, Blatche was given the chance to start in his absence. Without Lopez the Nets struggled with a 2-5 record. Despite the Nets' struggles without Lopez, Blatche played well, averaging 18.1 points and 8.8 rebounds. On January 4, 2013 Blatche made his return to the Verizon Center and was playing the Washington Wizards. When Blatche entered that game in the first quarter, he was booed heartily by the fans in attendance. In 19 minutes of game action Andray had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Blatche played in all 82 regular season games during his first season for the Nets. In the season he averaged 10.3 points and 5.1 rebounds and set a career high in field goal percentage (51.2%).
On the Sunday morning of September 25, 2005, three months after the Wizards selected him with the 49th overall pick in the NBA draft, Blatche was shot in an attempted carjacking that took place near his home in Alexandria, Virginia. 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. Blatche's mother, Angela Oliver said he was shot once in the chest, but that the bullet did not hit any vital organs. He was released from hospital two days later. As a result of his injuries he missed the Wizards' training camp, although he could walk on his own three days after the shooting and one day after being released from the hospital. 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.
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 on Interstate 85. He was released on bond.
In June 2011, Blatche established the Andray Blatche Foundation and went on a charity mission to Jamaica where he donated sneakers, basketballs and gave a $50,000 check to Jamaican schools.
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|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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