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DeJuan Blair

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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Averaged 6.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 15.6 minutes in 78 games (13 starts) while shooting 53.4% (210- 393 FGs) from the field…2 double-doubles (point/rebound)…15 games with at least 8 points and 8 rebounds…4 games with 15+ points (4-0 record)…17 games with 10+ points…6 game with 10+ rebounds…9 games with 5+ offensive rebounds…5 games with 3+ steals…15 games with 2+ steals…season-high 18 points (7-9 FGs, 4-6 FTs) to go with 5 rebounds and 2 steals in 25 minutes at ORL (11/16/13)…season-high-tying 18 points (7-9 FGs, 4-4 FTs) to go with 4 rebounds in 16 minutes at PHI (2/21/14)…recorded 4 DNP-CDs.
POSTSEASON: 2 double-doubles …3 gam es with at least 8 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals…2 games with 10+ points…2 games with 10+ rebounds…NWT (league suspension) for Game 5 at SA (4/30/14).

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Averaged 5.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 14.0 minutes in 61 games (16 starts)…shot 52.4% (142-271 FGs) from the field…1 double-double…1 game with 20+ points…11 games with 10+ points…2 games with 10+ rebounds…double-double with 14 points (6-8 FGs, 2-2 FTs), season-high 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in 29 minutes vs. IND (11/5/12)…19 points (7-10 FGs, 5-6 FTs), 8 rebounds (5 OR), 3 assists and 2 steals in 23 minutes vs. DEN (11/17/12)…11 points (5-8 FGs, 1-2 FTs) and 6 rebounds (3 OR) in 24 minutes at ORL (11/28/12)…season- high 22 points (10-13 FGs, 2-4 FTs) to go with 4 rebounds in 19 minutes at DAL (1/25/13)…12 points (6-7 FGs) and 5 rebounds in 18 minutes at CLE (2/13/13)…15 points (7-9 FGs, 1-2 FTs) and 6 rebounds in 21 minutes vs. PHO (2/27/13)…16 points (8-12 FGs), 3 rebounds and 3 assists in 24 minutes vs. SAC (3/1/13)…11 points (4-8 FGs, 3-3 FTs) and 7 rebounds in 23 minutes vs. ATL (4/6/13)…12 points (5-7 FGs, 2-3 FTs) and 5 rebounds in 24 minutes at DEN (4/10/13)…10 points (5-9 FGs) and 6 rebounds in 30 minutes vs. MIN (4/17/13).

2011-12: Appeared in 64 games, including 62 starts, averaging 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in 21.3 minutes … shot .534 (269-504) from the fl oor and .613 (73-119) from the foul line … ranked eighth in the NBA in fi eld goal percentage … scored in double fi gures 28 times, including 20-or-more points six times … grabbed 10-or-more rebounds nine times … led the team in scoring four times, rebounds 10 times and steals 13 times … posted eight double-doubles … tied a career-high with 28 points (12-21 FG, 4-4 FT) and to go along with 12 rebounds at Denver on 2/23 … posted 22 points (10-19 FG, 2-2 FT), a seasonhigh 13 rebounds and 2 steals at Golden State on 4/26 … registered 22 points (8-17 FG, 6-8 FG) and 12 rebounds at Houston on 12/29/11 … had 22 points (11-15 FG) and 11 rebounds at Oklahoma City on 3/16 … fi nished with 23 points (9-14 FG, 5-5 FT) and 6 rebounds at New Orleans on 3/24 … recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds vs. Utah on 12/31/11 … had 13 points and 11 rebounds vs. Portland on 1/13/12 … fi nished with 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. Denver on 1/7/12 … tallied 20 points (10-15 FG) against Clippers on 12/28/11 … registered two DNP – CDs vs. Utah on 4/8 and at LA Lakers on 4/17 … appeared in 10 playoff games, averaging 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 7.6 minutes … shot .630 (17-27) from the fi eld and .500 (3-6) from the free throw line … recorded 10 points and 6 rebounds at Oklahoma City on 5/31 … fi nished with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists vs. Utah on 5/2.

2010-11: Appeared in 81 games, including 65 starts, averaging 8.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.17 steals and 1.0 assist in 21.4 minutes ... shot .501 (292-583) from the field and .645 (90-137) from the free throw line ... scored in double figures 28 times, including two 20-plus games ... posted 17 double-doubles, with 12 of those coming after 1/1 ... led the team in scoring two times, rebounds 26 times, steals 22 times and blocks 13 times ... was selected to play in the 2011 Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend … posted a team-high 28 points and 15 rebounds for the Sophomore squad … tied a career-high with 28 points (14-21 FG) while bringing down 11 rebounds in 36 minutes at Toronto on 2/9 … finished with 22 points (11-16 FG) and 11 rebounds in 35 minutes vs. Toronto on 1/19 … tallied 17 points (8-14 FG, 1-2 FT) and a season-high 15 rebounds in 32 minutes vs. L.A. Lakers on 12/28 ... recorded 16 points (7-10 FG), 12 rebounds and tied a career-high with 4 steals in 26 minutes vs. Atlanta on 12/10 … grabbed 14 rebounds in 25 minutes at Philadelphia on 2/11 ... notched 18 points (9-15 FG) and 12 rebounds in 29 minutes at Detroit on 2/8 ... tallied 14 points (6-12 FG, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds and 3 blocks 35 minutes vs. Houston on 1/29 ... posted 18 points (8-12 FG) and 13 rebounds in 42 minutes vs. New York on 1/21 ... registered 18 points (7-11 FG, 4-4 FT), 13 rebounds and 4 assists in 30 minutes vs. Dallas on 1/14 ... diagnosed with sprained left wrist on 3/20 … was inactive vs. Golden State on 3/21 … appeared in four playoff games vs. Memphis, averaging 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 12.5 minutes.

2009–10: Named to the All-Rookie Second Team … only Spurs player to appear in all 82 games … started 23 games, averaging 7.8 points and 6.4 rebounds in 18.2 minutes … shot .556 (275-495) from the floor and .547 (88-161) from the free throw line … among rookies ranked first in field goal percentage and second in rebounding … logged eight double-doubles and two 20-20 games … scored in double figures in 27 games, including three 20-plus games … grabbed 10-plus rebounds 14 times and 20-plus rebounds twice … led the team in scoring five times, rebounding 19 times, blocks 18 times and steals 13 times … in his first NBA game posted a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds in 23 minutes vs. New Orleans on 10/28 … became only third Spurs rookie, along with David Robinson and Tim Duncan to record a double-double in his debut with the team … posted 28 points (11-17 FG) and grabbed 21 rebounds in 31 minutes at Oklahoma City on 1/13, becoming first NBA rookie since Tim Duncan in the 1997-98 season to post a 20-20 game … recorded 27 points (12-21 FG, 3-4 FT), a season-high 23 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in 37 minutes at Dallas on 4/14 … became the first rookie since Joe Smith in 1995–96 to post two 20-20 games in the same season … connected on his first nine FG attempts finishing with 20 points (9-11 FG, 2-3 FT), 6 rebounds and 2 steals in 24 minutes at Sacramento on 2/3 … finished with 18 points (9-11 FG) and 11 rebounds in 22 minutes vs. Boston on 12/3 … recorded 11 points and 16 rebounds in 31 minutes at Charlotte on 1/15 … posted 14 points, 9 rebounds and a season-high 5 assists in 26 minutes vs. Golden State on 3/19 … recorded 11 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high 3 blocks in 17 minutes vs. Philadelphia on 11/29 … appeared in all 10 playoff games, averaging 3.7 points and 3.9 rebounds in 9.1 minutes … shot .500 (16-32) from the field … finished with 8 points and 8 rebounds in 18 minutes in Game 5 at Dallas on 4/27.

2008-09: Named the Big East Co-Player of the Year (sharing the honors with Hasheem Thabeet) … named a First Team All-American by AP, USBWA, NABC and others … a finalist for both the Wooden Award and the Naismith Player of the Year Award … an All-Big East First Team selection … for the season averaged 15.7 points, 12.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.54 steals in 27.3 minutes in 35 games … shot .593 (226-381) from the field and .605 (98-162) from the line … led the nation in offensive rebounds (with 5.6 per game) … ranked fourth in the NCAA in rebounds and 19th in FG percentage … posted 21 double-doubles (second in the Big East) … led the team in scoring 11 times and in rebounds 30 times … had a career-best 32 points – along with 14 rebounds – at DePaul on 2/7 … had 22 points and a career-high 23 boards at Connecticut on 2/16 … finished with 23 points and 22 rebounds vs. Notre Dame on 1/31 … in four games in the NCAA Tournament averaged 16.8 points and 13.8 rebounds as Pitt advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1974 … named to the 2009 NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team.

2007-08: The Big East Co-Rookie of the Year … earned All-Big East honorable mention honors … averaged 11.6 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.68 steals in 37 games … shot .537 (168-313) from the field and .624 (93-149) from the line … named the Big East Rookie of the Week three times … set Pitt freshman school records for most starts (36), rebounds (337) and FG made (168) … the first freshman in Pitt history to finish with 400-plus points and 300-plus rebounds … led the Big East in offensive rebounds (with 3.9 per game) … ranked seventh in the league in FG percentage and 11th in steals … posted 14 double-doubles … had a season-high 22 points and 14 rebounds vs. DePaul on 3/9 … finished with 15 points and a season-best 20 boards vs. Duke on 12/20 (the third freshman in Pitt history to grab 20-or-more rebounds joining Mel Bennett and Sam Clancy) … in his first college game had 20 points, 14 rebounds and four steals vs. Houston Baptist on 11/28 (in the game set a Pitt freshman record for most offensive rebounds with 10).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by San Antonio in the second round (37th overall pick) of the 2009 NBA Draft… Signed as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on August 7, 2013... Traded by the Dallas Mavericks to the Washington Wizards for Emir Preldzic on July 16, 2014.

COLLEGE:
Played two seasons at Pitt declaring for the draft following his sophomore season…in 72 college games, recorded 35 double-doubles and grabbed 10+ rebounds 41 times…the second player in Pitt history (along with Billy Knight) to post two career 20-point, 20-rebound games…as a sophomore (2008-09), named the Big East Co-Player of the Year (sharing the honors with Hasheem Thabeet)…named First Team All-American by Associated Press, USBWA, NABC and others…a finalist for both the Wooden Award and the Naismith Player of the Year Award…an All-Big East First Team selection…as a freshman (2007-08), was named the Big East Co-Rookie of the Year…earned All-Big East honorable mention honors…named the Big East Rookie of the Week three times…set Pitt freshman school records for most starts (36), rebounds (337) and FGM (168)…the first freshman in Pitt history to finish with 400+ points and 300+ rebounds.

PERSONAL:
Grew up less than 600 yards from the Pitt campus…led Schenley High School to the 2007 PIAA Class 4A state championship…his brother, Greg, was one of his teammates… in four seasons at Schenley his teams posted a 103-16 record including a perfect 57-0 mark against Pittsburgh City League teams…named the Pittsburgh City Player of the Year three times…twice named the Pennsylvania Player of the Year…both his mother and father played high school basketball in Pittsburgh…father Greg played and graduated from Schenley in 1991 and his mother, Shari averaged 20 points and 20 rebounds at Serra Catholic in the 1980s…full name is DeJuan Lamont Blair.

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Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 270 lbs./ 122.5 kg
Born: April 22, 1989
From: University of Pittsburgh
Draft: 2nd Round (37th pick) 2009 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2009
Years Pro: 5
Previous Teams:
  Washington Wizards 2014 - 2014
  Dallas Mavericks 2014 - 2014
  San Antonio Spurs 2013 - 2013
  Dallas Mavericks 2013 - 2013
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Pittsburgh/USA

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