31 Facts About Andray Blatche


Andray Maurice Blatche was born on August 22,1986 and is an American-Filipino former professional basketball player.


Andray Blatche played nine seasons in the National Basketball Association between 2005 and 2014 before finishing his career with five seasons in the Chinese Basketball Association.


Andray Blatche played high school basketball at Henninger High School and South Kent School before he was drafted in the second round of the 2005 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards.


Andray Blatche spent four years at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York and then an extra year at the South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut.


Andray Blatche 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 the 49th overall pick.


Andray Blatche was shot in a carjacking on September 25,2005, and as a result missed training camp.


On January 9,2010, Andray Blatche was fined $10,000 by the Wizards for participating in Gilbert Arenas' mimicking gunplay before a game on January 5,2010 against the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Andray Blatche's teammates were photographed smiling and laughing with him.


Andray Blatche continued to be the starter on the team, and his stats significantly improved.


On September 12,2012, Andray Blatche signed with the Brooklyn Nets.


When Brook Lopez injured his foot, Andray Blatche was given the chance to start in his absence.


On January 4,2013, Andray Blatche made his return to the Verizon Center and was playing the Washington Wizards.


In 19 minutes of game action, Andray Blatche had 13 points and 12 rebounds.


Andray Blatche played in seven playoff games for the Nets and averaged 10.3 points and 4.9 rebounds.


On June 20,2014, Andray Blatche opted out of his contract with the Nets, thus becoming an unrestricted free agent.


On September 20,2014, Andray Blatche signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.


In March 2015, Andray Blatche re-signed with Xinjiang on a three-year, $7.5 million contract.


In November 2016, Andray Blatche sustained an injury and was replaced on the roster temporarily by Ben Bentil.


Andray Blatche averaged 12.8 points and 6.4 rebounds in the five games he played, and had a negative impact on the team's defensive efforts.


Andray Blatche returned to the team in March 2018 for their playoff series against Guangdong.


In December 2018, Andray Blatche signed with the Tianjin Gold Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.


In January 2014, Andray Blatche was asked by the Gilas Pilipinas to take part as a naturalized player for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain and the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.


On June 11,2014, Andray Blatche officially became a Filipino citizen upon the signing of Republic Act 10636 by Philippine President Benigno Aquino III.


Andray Blatche was later disqualified to play in the 2014 Asian Games due to eligibility issues cited by the Olympic Council of Asia, as he lacked the required three-year residency in the Philippines.


In 2015, Andray Blatche played for the Philippines at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship under new head coach Tab Baldwin.

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Andray Blatche was expected to suit up for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup but pulled out due to security concerns over the militant situation in the host country Lebanon.


Andray Blatche was replaced by Christian Standhardinger as the Philippine team's naturalized citizen.


On July 2,2018, Andray Blatche was involved in a brawl during the Philippines' 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifier against Australia.


Police said Andray Blatche was ordered out of the car by men who emerged from a van and was shot before he could fully exit.


The solicitation charge was dropped after Andray Blatche followed court orders and attended a day-long seminar for men who solicit prostitutes.


Andray Blatche was arrested on June 4,2008, in Virginia on charges of reckless driving and driving on a suspended license for the third time.