Shad Blair

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Shad Blair
Personal information
Born1977/1978 (age 42–43)
Eureka, Montana
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolLincoln County
CollegeEastfield College
Playing career2014–2015
PositionPower forward
Career history
2014–2015Atlanta Wildcats

Shad Blair is an American former professional basketball player.


After breaking his wrist in college, Blair gave up on pursuing professional basketball for sixteen years.[1] In 2013, he was discovered by Ryan Wetzel, a former professional basketball player, in a local amateur league in Montana.[2] With Wetzel's help, he attended the Las Vegas Overseas Basketball Combine in July 2014.[3][4] In January 2015, at the age of 37, Blair signed with the Atlanta Wildcats of the American Basketball Association.[5]


Blair was the subject of the documentary Never to late.[6][7]


  1. ^ Speltz, Bill (July 5, 2014). "Die-hard dunker: Stevi man to attend elite pro hoops combine at age 36". Missoulian. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Gillette, Shane (August 16, 2013). "Shad Blair trying to turn hoops dream into a reality". NBC Montana. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Bagby, Vince (February 22, 2016). "Shad Blair's story of resilience hits the big screen". NBC Montana. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "2014 Las Vegas Combine Results". Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Speltz: Taking the long road to the pros". Missoulian. January 23, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "Montana hoops star appears in Big Sky Documentary Film Festival". KPAX. February 22, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  7. ^ Peers, Brad (July 10, 2014). "Documentary follows Blair's second chance at professional hoops". NBC Montana. Retrieved March 3, 2018.

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