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Blake Ahearn
PG/SG - 6'2, 190lbs - 38 years old - 3 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2015 season
  • Birthdate: 05/27/1984
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2007
  • Pre-draft team: Missouri State
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
1st November, 2007D-LeagueDrafted 55th overall in the 2007 D-League Draft by Dakota Wizards.
21st March, 2008NBASigned a 10 day contract with Miami.
31st March, 2008NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Miami.
11th April, 2008NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Miami.
17th September, 2008NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Minnesota.
23rd October, 2008NBAWaived by Minnesota.
1st November, 2008D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Dakota Wizards.
16th November, 2008NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2010 with San Antonio.
30th November, 2008D-LeagueAssigned by San Antonio to Austin Toros of the D-League.
15th December, 2008D-LeagueRecalled by San Antonio from Austin Toros of the D-League.
15th December, 2008NBAWaived by San Antonio.
19th December, 2008D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Dakota Wizards.
21st August, 2009SpainSigned a one year contract with Estudiantes Madrid.
20th December, 2009SpainLeft Estudiantes Madrid.
11th January, 2010D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Dakota Wizards.
11th January, 2010D-LeagueTraded by Dakota Wizards to Bakersfield Jam in exchange for James Boo Jackson.
2nd March, 2010D-LeagueTraded by Bakersfield Jam to Erie BayHawks in exchange for Alade Aminu.
2nd August, 2010ItalySigned a one year contract with Banca Tercas Teramo.
24th December, 2010ItalyReleased by Banca Tercas Teramo.
29th December, 2010D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Erie BayHawks.
2nd November, 2011D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Erie BayHawks.
4th November, 2011D-LeagueTraded by Erie BayHawks to Reno Bighorns, along with Taj McCullough, in exchange for Donald Sloan and Joe Kennerly.
9th December, 2011NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Clippers.
19th December, 2011NBAWaived by L.A. Clippers.
19th December, 2011D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Reno Bighorns.
20th March, 2012D-LeagueLeft Reno Bighorns.
10th April, 2012NBASigned a 10 day contract with Utah.
20th April, 2012NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Utah.
6th September, 2012NBASigned a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Indiana.
22nd October, 2012NBAWaived by Indiana.
30th December, 2012ChinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Dongguan New Century Leopoards.
26th February, 2013ChinaReleased by Dongguan New Century Leopoards.
12th August, 2013UkraineSigned a one year contract with Budivelnyk Kiev.
23rd April, 2014UkraineLeft Budivelnyk Kiev.
18th December, 2014Puerto RicoSigned for the duration of the Liga Americas with Capitanes de Arecibo.
11th March, 2015D-LeagueAcquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
Career Moves
2003 - 2007Missorui State (NCAA)
November 2007 - March 2008Dakota Wizards (D-League)
March 2008 - June 2008Miami Heat (NBA)
July 2008Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
September 2008 - October 2008Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
November 2008Dakota Wizards (D-League)
November 2008 - December 2008San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
December 2008 - June 2009Dakota Wizards (D-League)
July 2009Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
July 2009New Jersey Nets/Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
August 2009 - December 2009Estudiantes (Spain)
January 2010 - March 2010Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
March 2010 - June 2010Erie BayHawks (D-League)
July 2010Houston Rockets (Summer League)
August 2010 - December 2010Banca Tercas Teramo (Italy)
December 2010 - November 2011Erie BayHawks (D-League)
November 2011 - December 2011Reno Bighorns (D-League)
December 2011L.A. Clippers (NBA)
December 2011 - April 2012Reno Bighorns (D-League)
April 2012 - June 2012Utah Jazz (NBA)
July 2012Utah Jazz (Summer League)
September 2012 - October 2012Indiana Pacers (NBA)
December 2012 - February 2013Dongguan (China)
August 2013 - April 2014Budivelnyk (Ukraine)
December 2014 - February 2015Arecibo (Puerto Rico)
March 2015 - June 2015Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
Articles about Blake Ahearn

January 5, 2011

Blake Ahearn - Ahearn started the year in Italy, playing for struggling Serie A team Bancas Teramo. He averaged 9.3 points and 1.3 assists in 24 minutes per game, but shot only 35% from three point range and 28% from two point range whilst being largely signed for his scoring. He was then released and returned to the D-League for a fourth season, rejoining the Erie BayHawks, with whom he averaged 26 and 6 down the stretch of last season. Ahearn has only 25 points and 19 assists through his first three D-League games of this season, but should have his shooting numbers return to the median in short order.

Ahearn was a recipient of two ten day contracts from the Heat back in 2008, eventually sticking around for the remainder of the season and helping them to a 15-67 record. He hasn't changed a lot since then, not getting any quicker or becoming any more of a purist's point guard. But he didn't lose his jumpshot either.

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July 30, 2010

Blake Ahearn - Ahearn is the shooter from Missouri State who has played a few games for the Miami Heat. He's a rather unique little sausage; an extremely brilliant shooter from the foul line and from three point range, and who can masquerade as a point guard reasonably well, but who is unathletic and doesn't contribute much elsewhere. The most notable part of all that is the efficiency; Ahearn always shoots over 40% from three and over 90% from the line, and I do mean always.

Last year was no different. Finally leaving the D-League to go and get some proper money, Ahearn signed with ACB team Estudiantes Madrid, for whom he averaged 14.2 ppg in 24 mpg with absolutely no other statistical contributions other than fouls. He shot only 30% from two point range, but he hit his customary 41% from three, and also shot 98% from the line (57-58). When his contract expired, Ahearn returned to the D-League, where he averaged 44.5 mpg, 26.2 ppg, 6.0 apg and 4.7 rpg for the Erie BayHawks, shooting 45% from the field, 43% from three and 96% from the line. He's about as good of a shooter as there can be, and yet he can't get back in the NBA.

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July 14, 2010

Blake Ahearn

Ahearn is the shooter from Missouri State who has played a few games for the Miami Heat. He's a rather unique little sausage; an extremely brilliant shooter from the foul line and from three point range, and who can masquerade as a point guard reasonably well, but who is unathletic and doesn't contribute much elsewhere. The most notable part of all that is the efficiency; Ahearn always shoots over 40% from three and over 90% from the line, and I do mean always.

Last year was no different. Finally leaving the D-League to go and get some proper money, Ahearn signed with ACB team Estudiantes Madrid, for whom he averaged 14.2 ppg in 24 mpg with absolutely no other statistical contributions other than fouls. He shot only 30% from two point range, but he hit his customary 41% from three, and also shot 98% from the line (57-58). When his contract expired, Ahearn returned to the D-League, where he averaged 44.5 mpg, 26.2 ppg, 6.0 apg and 4.7 rpg for the Erie BayHawks, shooting 45% from the field, 43% from three and 96% from the line.

In these posts, when I say about someone that "he's a good shooter, but not good enough of one to make the NBA" - and I've had to say it a lot - Blake Ahearn is my yardstick for that. He's about as good of a shooter as there can be, and even he can't get in. Strange times.

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December 28, 2009

- Blake Ahearn

Blake Ahearn was in Spain as well until this week, when he was released by Estudiantes Madrid. In the last two years in the D-League, Ahearn has boasted true shooting percentages of .670% (in 2007-08) and .629% (in 2008-09), which is absolutely freaking ridiculously good from a 6'2 guard. This year with Estudiantes was not really any different; Ahearn shot 41% from three point range (36-87), and a typically Blake Ahearn-like 98% from the foul line (57-58), on his way to averaging 14.2 points per game. However, he only shot 29% from two point range (10-34), and he also averaged only 0.8 assists a game to go with that. As shooting specialists go, you can't be much more effective than that, but a specialist is as much as he was.

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