The American-Filipino man who is known to all by his nicknames “Bulletproof” and “Dray” is Andray Blatche. He is a former American professional basketball player. From the beginning of his career, he established himself as a star player, and he put the signs of his success in every sphere of basketball. In his career, he set lots of records and gained awards, titles, and recognition. With his magical play, he entertained the basketball-loving people and made his place in their hearts. His dazzling career led him to the position of honor, fame, and wealth.
Andray Blatche’s Parents and Early Life
Andray Blatche was born on August 22, 1986, in Syracuse, New York. The full name of this man is Andray Maurice Blatche. He is the son of his father, Everett Blatche, and his mother, Angela Oliver. He has a brother named Tre Blatche.
|Full Name:||Andray Maurice Blatche|
|Mother Name:||Angela Oliver|
|Father Name:||Everett Blatche|
|Position:||power forward and center|
|Date of Birth:||August 22, 1986|
|Birthplace:||Syracuse, New York, USA|
|High School Education:||Henninger High School|
|Height:||6 feet, 11 inches|
|Current Age:||35 years|
|Jersey Number:||0, 7, 32.|
In his school life, he passed the time at Anthony A. Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, and South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut. In the 2004–05 season of his school career, he scored 27.5 points, grabbed 16.0 rebounds, and 6.0 blocks per game.
Andray Blatche’s Contract History
His professional life is an amalgamation of the NBA Development League, the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), and the National Basketball Association (NBA). In his professional career, he wore the jerseys of the Washington Wizards, Roanoke Dazzle, Brooklyn Nets, Xinjiang Flying Tigers, and Tianjin Gold Lions.
In the 2005 NBA draft, the Washington Wizards selected him 49th overall in the 2nd round. On November 11, 2005, he made his professional debut with this team. He stayed with this team for a long time, till 2012. In the 2005–2006 seasons, he was a member of the NBA Development League team Roanoke Dazzle. From 2012 to 2014, he was with the Brooklyn Nets. From 2014 to 2018, he was a member of the CBA team Xinjiang Flying Tigers. The last team of his professional life was the Tianjin Gold Lions. He ran after the ball for this team in the 2018–2019 seasons. After 2019, he did not play for any NBA team.
With 28pts scored against Croatia, #GilasPilipinas‘ @DrayBlatche is #Spain2014 leading scorer! pic.twitter.com/C5fJMEaDlX
— FIBA (@FIBA) August 30, 2014
Recognition and Records
He decorated his table with career awards, titles and recognition, records, and so many successes. He was lauded for his contribution to the CBA championship victory in 2017. He was a CBA All-Star in 2015 and 2017 for the last two seasons.
He also got the chance to represent the Philippine National team and brought honor to the nation. In 2015, as a member of the Philippine national basketball team, he participated in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship and won the silver medal. In 2017, as a member of the Philippine national basketball team, he appeared in the 2017 SEABA Championship and won the gold medal.
In the sphere of the NBA, he took part in 564 games. The career statistics of this man are PTS 10.1, TRB 5.4, AST 1.4, FG% 46.7, FG3% 23.7, FT% 72.5, eFG% 47.2, PER 16.8, WS 19.2.
Height and Weight
Andray Blatche’s height is 6 feet, 11 inches, and his weight is 260 lb. His fans saw him running on the field of basketball wearing the jersey numbers 32, 7, and 0. These numbers became the love numbers of his career. All of these numbers represent his name. His fans still miss those jerseys with him on the field of basketball. The shooting style of this man is right.
His playing positions in the field of basketball were power forward and center. He was comfortable in both of the positions. Depending on the situation of the play and on the suggestion of the coach, he chose the position of the game. He was a sought-after player on his teams for these positions. Being in these positions, he gained lots of personal success and helped his contracted team to win lots of matches.
Andray Blatche’s Net Worth
The age of this reputed professional is 35 years old now. Andray is counted as one of the most successful players in American basketball. This man started to run in the field of basketball in 2005, and he left the field of basketball in 2019. The net asset of this prominent American basketball player is $3 million. His yearly salary was around $1.2 million. The huge earnings from a stunning basketball career led him to a millionaire life. Most of the earnings throughout his life are from basketball, and the rest are from his post-retirement activities.
Is Andray Blatche a Filipino?
Andray Maurice Blatche is an American-Filipino former professional basketball player.
What team is Andray Blatche on?
The Philippines men’s national basketball team.
Who is Andray Blatche’s son?
Andray Blatche is not a married person in his personal life. He is the father of his son, Andray Jr.
Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.