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New Orleans Pelicans | #5 | Guard

Eric

Bledsoe

PPG

11.7

RPG

3.5

APG

3.7

PIE

7.2

6'1" | 214lb | 31 years

Player Bio

Eric Bledsoe was born in Birmingham in 1989. The son of Eric Bledsoe Sr. and Maureen Reddick, Bledsoe graduated from Parker High School in Birmingham, where he averaged 20.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 11.5 assists per game during his senior season in 2009 and led his team to a 5A state championship runner-up finish. At Kentucky, Bledsoe averaged 11.3 points and 2.9 assists per game, sharing the floor with the likes of John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins. After averaging 15.3 points in four NCAA Tournament contests, Bledsoe was named to the Sporting News SEC All-Freshman Team. Bledsoe helps run the Eric Bledsoe Foundation, which works in conjunction with The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to "continually improve the community by focusing on the needs of the youth". To that end, he hosts an annual charity basketball game, which has included NBA stars such as Devin Booker, John Wall, Alex Len, Archie Goodwin, and Brandon Knight. More information can be found on Bledsoe's foundation's website, alabamafusion.com. You can follow Eric Bledsoe on Twitter @Ebled2 and on Instagram @Thebledshow