|No. 12 – Los Angeles Clippers|
December 9, 1989 |
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Parker (Birmingham, Alabama)|
|NBA Draft||2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall|
|Selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2010–present||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2012||→Bakersfield Jam (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2011)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Eric Bledsoe (born December 9, 1989) is an American basketball point guard with the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. He was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 18th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft and subsequently traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.
College career 
Bledsoe played for one year at the University of Kentucky, averaging 11.3 points per game. Although he is primarily a point guard, he played mostly shooting guard for the 35–3 Wildcats. Bledsoe played alongside John Wall and Demarcus Cousins.
Grade controversy 
In September 2010, it was reported that Bledsoe may have been ineligible to play his one season for Kentucky when discrepancies were found in his high school transcripts. The Alabama Public School System hired independent attorneys of the Birmingham-based law firm of White Arnold & Dow, led by former President of the Alabama State Bar Mark White and former Federal Court judge U.W. Clemon, to investigate claims that one of Bledsoe's grades was improperly changed. One specific grade, an Algebra change from a C to an A, had raised Bledsoe's GPA high enough to make him NCAA-eligible.
Though the investigators concluded that the instructor's reasons for changing the grade were "not credible," and that a significant number of his high school grades were written over to reflect higher scores/grades, the school board voted to allow the grade to stand, and the NCAA declared its investigation of Bledsoe's eligibility closed the following week.
Professional career 
Los Angeles Clippers (2010-present) 
On April 7, 2010, Bledsoe announced that he would forgo his final three seasons of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2010 NBA Draft. He was touted for his quickness, ball handling ability, and ability to hit the long ball. Bledsoe was picked 18th overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder but was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. In his first season, he averaged 6.7 points and 3.6 assists and started 25 games. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. In his second season, due to the Clippers' acquisition of Chris Paul, he played only an average of 11 minutes per game, with only one start, and his stats dropped.
NBA career statistics 
|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 
- "Records differed on Eric Bledsoe's Birmingham prep grades". The Birmingham News. September 14, 2010. Retrieved October 2, 2010.
- Solomon, Jon (September 28, 2010). "NCAA closes book on Bledsoe case". The Birmingham News. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
- Brennan, Eamonn (September 24, 2010). "The strange ruling on Eric Bledsoe's grades". College Basketball Nation Blog. ESPN. Retrieved October 2, 2010.
- Tipton, Jerry (April 8, 2010). "Five Cats declare for NBA Draft". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved April 16, 2013.