Latest DeJuan Blair Stories

2009-07-17 14:12:34

The San Antonio Spurs have signed Pittsburgh power forward DeJuan Blair, their second round pick at the NBA Draft in June. No terms were disclosed, but his availability at No. 37 overall shocked San Antonio officials because Blair, the co-Big East Player of the Year last season, was expected to be chosen much earlier. The San Antonio Express-News reported Blair's deal is believed to be worth $2.7 million over four years, and that he signed it in Las Vegas Thursday where the Spurs have entered...

2009-06-16 13:22:51

North Carolina's Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington are among 49 early entry players who are eligible for next week's NBA draft, the league said Tuesday. Lawson and Ellison helped the Tar Heels to the 2009 NCAA Division I basketball title. Lawson, who was a junior last season, was the ACC's player of the year after averaging 16.6 points and 6.6 assists a game. Ellison, who is also forgoing his senior season, averaged 15.8 points a game and was voted the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. A...

2009-04-08 18:55:19

Star Pittsburgh power forward DeJuan Blair announced on Wednesday that he will enter the NBA draft this summer. The 6-foot-7 inch, 265-pounder said he originally had planned to test the draft waters. In 35 games, the 6-foot-7 inch, 265-pound Blair, a Pittsburgh native, had per-game averages of 15.7 points and 12.3 rebounds when the top-seeded Panthers went 31-5, losing the East Regional final 78-76 to fellow Big East member Villanova. In his announcement Wednesday, the Pittsburgh native...

2009-04-06 08:40:44

Oklahoma sophomore center Blake Griffin was voted the Naismith Trophy men's college player of the year. Griffin, who led the nation in rebounding and the Big 12 Conference in scoring average, edged Pittsburgh's DeJuan Blair; North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough, who won the Naismith Trophy last year; and Connecticut's Hasheem Thabeet for the award, which is given by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. A club release didn't include vote totals. This is a tremendous honor for Blake and a deserved one, said...

2009-02-21 20:41:19

Sophomore DeJuan Blair had 20 points and 18 rebounds Saturday to carry the fourth-ranked Pittsburgh Panthers to an 80-61 win over DePaul. Pittsburgh (25-2, 12-2 Big East), which beat top-ranked Connecticut Monday, is expected to move up to No. 1 in the next ranking, after No. 3 North Carolina lost at Maryland Saturday. Sam Young had 16 points and Tyrell Biggs 13 in Pitt's seventh straight victory. The DePaul Blue Demons (8-19, 0-14) haven't won since Dec. 28, a span of 14 games. Dar Tucker...

2009-02-07 17:48:47

DeJuan Blair had a career-high 32 points and 14 rebounds Saturday, powering the fifth-ranked Pittsburgh Panthers' 92-69 win over DePaul. Levance Fields and Brad Wanamaker each scored 13 points for the Panthers (21-2, 8-2 Big East), who have won five of their last six games. Dar Tucker and Mac Koshwal each scored 18 points to lead the Blue Demons (8-16, 0-11), who have lost of 11 consecutive games.

2009-01-11 14:35:16

DeJuan Blair scored 23 points Sunday for No. 1 Pittsburgh, which remained unbeaten with a 90-67 wipe-out of St. John's. Blair also pulled down 15 rebounds and made six steals. Jermaine Dixon added 17 points, and Levance Fields had 13 points and nine assists for the Panthers (15-0, 3-0 Big East). Pitt led by just five points at halftime, 41-36, but ran away from the Red Storm in the second half. D.J. Kennedy totaled 18 points for St. John's (10-5, 1-2), which has lost four of its last five games.

2008-12-17 23:44:45

DeJuan Blair scored 21 points Wednesday and third-ranked Pittsburgh used an early second-half run to defeat Siena 79-66. The Panthers ran their record to 11-0 in advance of a trip to Florida State on Sunday. Blair also collected 16 rebounds while Tyrell Biggs and Sam Young both had 14 points. Siena (5-4) was led by Edwin Ubiles and Clarence Jackson with 12 points each. Pittsburgh owned a 37-29 lead at halftime and then scored the first 11 points of the second period. Blair capped that run...

2008-12-13 22:10:50

Sam Young scored 19 points Saturday to lead the third-ranked Pittsburgh Panthers to a 91-56 victory over the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Retrievers. DeJuan Blair added 12 points and eight rebounds for Pittsburgh (10-0), which started 10-0 for a sixth straight season. All 10 victories have come by at least 13 points. Ashton Gibbs and Gilbert Brown each had 13 points off the bench. Darryl Proctor scored 13 points and Chauncey Gilliam 11 for the Retrievers (5-4), who played a team...

2008-12-03 20:52:00

Sam Young scored 23 points and DeJuan Blair dominated inside Wednesday, leading third-ranked Pittsburgh to a 78-51 whipping of Duquesne. The Panthers have won all of their eight games this season by at least 10 points. Blair added 14 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, 10 of them coming on the offensive end. Levance Fields contributed 11 assists. Duquesne (4-2) was paced by Damian Saunders with 15 points, but he committed seven of the Dukes' 25 turnovers. Pittsburgh missed its first seven...

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