Andray Blatche

Andray Blatche

Andray Blatche (born August 22, 1986 in Syracuse, New York) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Brooklyn Nets. Blatche was shot in a carjacking on September 25, 2005, and as a result missed training camp; after a successful recovery, he played his first game with Washington versus Seattle on November 11, 2005, and scored five points in a 13796 Wizards victory.

About Andray Blatche

Andray Blatche (born August 22, 1986 in Syracuse, New York) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA. Blatche attended Henninger High School in Syracuse before attending the South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut. He declared for the 2005 NBA Draft out of high school, and while originally thought of as a first-round prospect, he slipped to the second round and was taken by the Washington Wizards with their only selection, the 49th pick. Blatche was shot in a carjacking on September 25, 2005, and as a result missed training camp. He recovered successfully and played his first game with Washington versus Seattle on November 11, 2005, scoring five points in a 13796 Wizards victory. Given that he did not play college basketball, the Wizards split Blatche's playing time between the Roanoke Dazzle, their then-affiliate in the NBA Development League, and the Wizards in the 2005-06 season.

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