Blackshear in 2013
|No. 20 – Giorgio Tesi Pistoia|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|League||Lega Basket Serie A|
February 11, 1992 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Morgan Park (Chicago, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||2015 / Undrafted|
|2015–present||Giorgio Tesi Pistoia|
|Career highlights and awards|
Wayne Fitzgerald Blackshear (born February 11, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia of Italy's Lega Basket Serie A. He played college basketball at the University of Louisville.
High school and college career
Blackshear played basketball for Curie Metropolitan High School before transferring to crosstown rival Morgan Park High School. He earned 2010 and 2011 first team All-State recognition from the Chicago Tribune, and was 2011 Chicago Sun-Times Sun-Times Player of the Year. He was a 2011 McDonald's All-American and a Parade All-American.
Blackshear averaged 7.6 points per game playing for the Louisville Cardinals in 2012–13, helping them win the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. As a senior in 2014–15, Blackshear earned second-team Academic All-American honors and averaged 11.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in 32 games.
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