April 21, 1966 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Miami Killian (Miami, Florida)|
|NBA draft||1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|1991–1992||Scaini Venezia (Italy)|
|1992–1993||Wichita Falls Texans (CBA)|
|1993||Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)|
|1993–1994||Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)|
|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.
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.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
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