Jerel Blassingame

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Jerel Blassingame
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Blassingame with Antibes Sharks in 2017
No. 10 – Antibes Sharks
Position Point guard
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1981-09-12) September 12, 1981 (age 35)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Redirection (Newark, New Jersey)
College Los Angeles CC (2001–2003)
UNLV (2003–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2006 ENAD
2006 AEK Athens
2006–2007 Solna Vikings
2007–2008 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2008–2009 Lappeenrannan NMKY
2009 08 Stockholm
2009–2010 Odessa
2010–2011 Czarni Słupsk
2011–2013 Asseco Prokom
2013–2014 Cibona Zagreb
2014–2017 Czarni Słupsk
2017 Promitheas Patras
2017–present Antibes Sharks
Career highlights and awards

Jerel Blassingame (born September 12, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for Antibes Sharks of the French LNB Pro A. He is 1.75 metres (5 ft 9 in) in height and plays at point guard.

Amateur career[edit]

Blassingame played at Redirection High School in Brooklyn, New York, before attending Los Angeles City College, where he helped the team win a California state championship in 2002-03. He was named MVP of the state tournament, and was an All-Southcoast Conference selection that year.

He later transferred to UNLV,where he averaged 11.2 ppg and 6.6 assists in his junior season (2003–04). In his senior year, he averaged 8.9 ppg and 5.5 apg.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Before beginning his career in Finland, Blassingame played with Maccabi Rishon LeZion in the Israeli League. He also played in the Swedish Obol Basketball League, with the Solna Vikings. Prior to his career with Solna, he played with ENAD in the Cypriot League and AEK Athens BC in the Greek League. For the 2009–10 season, he was the starting point guard for BC Odessa in Ukraine. In the 2010–11 season Blassingame was a key player for Energa Czarni Słupsk, the leader of the Polish Basket League. In the winter season Energa Czarni Słupsk finished with a win-loss record of 10-1, and Blassingame averaged 12.4 points per game and 6.2 assists per game. In August 2011 he signed with Asseco Prokom Gdynia.[2] After a season and a half in Poland, Blassingame moved to Croatia, signing for Cibona Zagreb. He helped them win the ABA League title in the 2013–14 season. In December 2014 he terminated his contract with Cibona.[3]

On December 7, 2014 he signed with Polish club Energa Czarni Słupsk.[4] On January 9, 2017, he parted ways with Czarni Słupsk.[5] On January 24, 2017, he returned to the Greek Basket League and signed with Promitheas Patras in order to replace the injured Keydren Clark, who was released.[6]


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