LOUISIANA BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

RICKY BLANTON
Louisiana State University
Player 1984-89
Inducted 2010

Blanton was a two-time honorable mention All-American selection.  He was also a two-time All-Southeastern Conference and NABC All-District selection, as well as a two-time first team All-Louisiana selection.  He was an SEC All-Tournament selection in 1988 and an NCAA Southeast Regional All-Tournament selection in 1986.  He finished his career as the eighth leading scorer and tenth leading rebounder in LSU history, with 1,501 points for an 11.6 average and 766 rebounds for a 5.9 average.  He also had a 53.2% career field goal percentage, a 72.9% career free throw percentage and 314 career assists.  He averaged 20.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.59 assists in 1989, and 17.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.57 assists in 1988.  He also had a 40.4% three-point field goal percentage in 1989.  He had single game highs of 37 points and 13 rebounds.  He helped lead LSU to two 20-win seasons, the SEC championship in 1985 and four NCAA Tournament appearances, including the Final Four in 1986.  Following his senior year he played in the NABC All-Star Game.

College Statistics

                                   

YR

G

FGM

FGA

FG%

3FGM

3FGA

3FG%

3FGAVG

FTM

FTA

FT%

PTS

AVG

REB

AVG

AST

AVG

BLK

AVG

STL

AVG

1984-85

29

41

67

61.2%

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20

33

60.6%

102

3.5

52

1.8

23

.79

0

.00

8

.28

1985-86

38

94

159

59.1%

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52

80

65.0%

240

6.3

188

4.9

37

.97

5

.13

23

.61

1987-88

30

196

384

51.0%

6

13

46.2%

.20

113

153

73.9%

511

17.0

265

8.8

107

3.57

2

.07

33

1.10

1988-89

32

250

483

51.8%

40

99

40.4%

1.25

108

136

79.4%

648

20.3

261

8.2

147

4.59

12

.38

47

1.47

Totals

129

581

1,093

53.2%

46

112

41.1%

.74

293

402

72.9%

1,501

11.6

766

5.9

314

2.43

19

.15

111

.86

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