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Jermaine Blackburn

Jermaine Blackburn
No. 24 – Saint John Mill Rats
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League NBL Canada
Personal information
Born (1983-02-08) February 8, 1983
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Hazelwood Central
(Florissant, Missouri)
College Missouri State-West Plains (2001–2003)
Boise State (2003–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Pro career 2005–present
Career history
2005 West Sydney Razorbacks
2005–2007 Idaho Stampede
2007 Gary Steelheads
2007–2008 Yakama Sun Kings
2008 Snohomish County Explosion
2008–2009 East Kentucky Miners
2009–2010 Southeast Texas Mavericks
2011 Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry
2011 Portland Chinooks
2011–2012 Laval Kebs
2012 Saint John Mill Rats
2012–2013 London Lightning
2013–present Saint John Mill Rats
Career highlights and awards
  • Recorded first ever CBA quadruple-double
  • CBA All-Star (2008)

Jermaine Blackburn (born February 8, 1983) is an American basketball player who currently plays for the Saint John Mill Rats of the National Basketball League of Canada. He is best known for recording the Continental Basketball Association's first-ever quadruple-double. On December 20, 2008, Blackburn was playing for the East Kentucky Miners against the West Virginia Wild. He compiled 22 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists and 10 steals.[1] Remarkably, he followed this performance with a triple-double in his very next game, recording 22 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists against the same West Virginia team.[1]

College

Blackburn, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, played junior college basketball for two seasons after graduating from Hazelwood Central High School.[2][3] He played at Missouri State University-West Plains before transferring to the Boise State Broncos of the Western Athletic Conference, an NCAA Division I school.[2] In his first season at Boise State, he helped the Broncos reach the Sweet 16 of the 2004 National Invitation Tournament.[4] The following year, Blackburn's senior season in 2004–05, he led his team in scoring at 15.4 points per game.[4] As a #8 seed in the WAC Men's Basketball Tournament, Boise State reached the championship game before losing to #2 UTEP, 91–78.[5]

Professional

Since 2005, Blackburn has played in various professional and semi-professional basketball leagues. His most notable former team is the West Sydney Razorbacks who played in the NBL.[6][7] He was released after just 11 games for the Razorbacks.[8] Other stints have included the CBA for the East Kentucky Miners[6] and Yakama Sun Kings (for whom he was a CBA All-Star in 2008),[6] the American Basketball Association for the Southeast Texas Mavericks, the Snohomish County Explosion in the International Basketball League[9] as well as the NBA Development League's Idaho Stampede.[3]

For the inaugural 2011–12 National Basketball League of Canada season, Blackburn split the season between the Quebec Kebs and the Saint John Mill Rats. For 2012–13, Blackburn played for the London Lightning. He returned to the Mill Rats before the start of the 2013-14 NBL Canada season.[10]

Personal

Blackburn married Jodi Bell on August 10, 2013. He has one daughter, Janess, from a previous marriage.

References

  1. ^ a b "Jermaine Blackburn Earns CBA Player of Week Award". CBAhoopsOnline.com. December 22, 2008. Archived from the original on June 11, 2009. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Jermaine Blackburn".  
  3. ^ a b "Jermaine Black D-League Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b ESPN Editors (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY:  
  5. ^ "2005 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket" (PDF). Western Athletic Conference. 2005. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "Miners Sign Veteran Pro Player Blackburn". OurSportsCentral.com. September 30, 2008. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Breakers Slump to Third Loss". TVNZ. September 11, 2005. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ Pigs Released Blackburn
  9. ^ "Explosion Drop Foul-Filled Game to Vancouver". Herald Net. March 29, 2008. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Dynamic Forward Returns to Port City". OurSportsCentral.com. October 23, 2013. 

External links

  • Profile at Eurobasket.com
  • Profile at andthefoul.net
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