Ricky Blanton

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Ricky Blanton
Personal information
Born (1966-04-21) April 21, 1966 (age 51)
Miami, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Miami Killian (Miami, Florida)
College LSU (1984–1989)
NBA draft 1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 1991–1995
Position Small forward
Number 17
Career history
1991–1992 Scaini Venezia (Italy)
1992–1993 Wichita Falls Texans (CBA)
1993 Chicago Bulls
1993 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
1993–1994 Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)
1993–1994 Châlons-en-Champagne (France)
1994–1995 Quilmes 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. He quickly resigned because of an academic scandal shortly after the 2004 season.

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