Blassingame with Antibes Sharks in 2017
|No. 10 – Antibes Sharks|
|League||LNB Pro A|
September 12, 1981 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Listed height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Listed weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|High school||Redirection (Newark, New Jersey)|
|College||Los Angeles CC (2001–2003)
|NBA draft||2005 / Undrafted|
|2007–2008||Maccabi Rishon LeZion|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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. 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.
On December 7, 2014 he signed with Polish club Energa Czarni Słupsk. On January 9, 2017, he parted ways with Czarni Słupsk. 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.
- Jerel Blassingame Archived 2011-03-17 at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com.
- Asseco Prokom inks guards Blassingame, Nobles
- "Cibosi nemaju za povišicu, Blassingame napušta Zagreb" (in Croatian). crosarka.com. December 2, 2014. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
- Jerel Blassingame signs with Energa Czarni Slupsk
- Blassingame i Jackson odchodzą z zespołu (Polish)
- Jerel Blassingame inks with Promitheas to replace Clark