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DeJuan Blair

N/A | Center-Forward

Wizards

Biography

Background

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.

CAREER NOTES:
: Is in fourth season with the Spurs … named to the 2009-10 All-Rookie Second Team … in three NBA seasons, has appeared in 227 games, averaging 8.5 points and 6.4 rebounds in 20.2 minutes … has appeared in 24 playoff games, averaging 3.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 9.0 minutes … has only missed three games in his fi rst three seasons … has 33 double-doubles in his three-year career, including two 20-20 games … was selected to play in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in 2010 and 2011 … represented the Rookie team in 2010 fi nishing with 22 points and 23 rebounds … posted a team-high 28 points and 15 rebounds for the Sophomore squad … in his fi rst NBA game posted a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds vs. New Orleans on October 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 and grabbed 21 rebounds at Oklahoma City on January 13, 2010 becoming fi rst NBA rookie since Tim Duncan in the 1997-98 season to post a 20-20 game … recorded 27 points and a season-high 23 rebounds in the regular season fi nale at Dallas on April 14, 2010 … became the fi rst rookie since Joe Smith in 1995-96 to post two 20-20 games in the same season ... chosen to the 2012 USA Men’s Select Team that participated in a training camp with Team USA prior to the 2012 Olympics.

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).
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