Full Name: Ronald Blackshear, Jr.
Height/Weight: 6-5 (1.96 m)/ 210 (95.3 kg)
Birthdate: May 24, 1978 (Camilla, GA)
High School: Mitchell-Baker HS (Camilla, GA)
Prep School: Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA)
Participated in NBA training camp with the New York Knicks in 2003.
Early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft. Finished career at Marshall after starting at Temple. Sat out the 1999-00 season as a partial qualifier at Temple under NCAA guidelines. Reached the 1000 career point mark at Marshall in only two seasons. Also ranks fourth all-time in school history in career three-point field goals made with 186.
As a junior, averaged 20.3 points and 3.6 rebounds. Started 28 of 29 games. Led the MAC in free throw percentage and three-point field goals made per game, while ranking sixth in scoring. Paced team in scoring 25 times. Scored 20 or more points on 17 occasions, with a season-high 40 points including eight three-pointers at Eastern Michigan. Tallied 32 points in season opener at Niagara, shooting 7-for-11 from three-point range. Recorded 32 points and six rebounds against Toledo. Scored 30 points in season finale against Eastern Michigan. Grabbed season-high seven rebounds on three occasions. Earned Second Team All-MAC mention and NABC All-District 4 honors.
As a sophomore, averaged 19.6 points and 4.7 rebounds. Started 12 times. Became eligible in December and went on to lead the team in scoring. Averaged 4.2 made three-pointers per game, a number that would have led the nation had he played in the minimum number of games required. Scored career-high 44 points at Akron, a game in which he tied the national record for consecutive three-point shots made (11) and recorded the second-most three-point shots made in a single contest (14). Tallied 33 points and eight rebounds against Ball State. Sank 8-of-12 three-pointers on his way to 29 points against Miami (OH). Scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds against Northern Illinois. Recorded a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds against Buffalo.
As a freshman at Temple, averaged 3.4 points in 10.4 minutes a contest before transferring after 10 games. Scored season-high 15 points on 4-for-7 shooting from three-point range in 20 minutes against Wisconsin in his last game as an Owl. Tallied six points and two rebounds at Penn State.