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Blake Ahearn - PG/SG, 6'2, 190
Retired - Retired after 2015 season
       Date of birth: 05/27/1984
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2007
     Out of: Missouri State
  NBA Experience: 3 years
  Hand: Right




Date
League
Transaction
1st November, 2007 D-League Drafted 55th overall in the 2007 D-League Draft by Dakota Wizards.
21st March, 2008 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Miami.
31st March, 2008 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with Miami.
11th April, 2008 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Miami.
17th September, 2008 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Minnesota.
23rd October, 2008 NBA Waived by Minnesota.
1st November, 2008 D-League Designated as a returning player by Dakota Wizards.
16th November, 2008 NBA Signed an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2010 with San Antonio.
30th November, 2008 D-League Assigned by San Antonio to Austin Toros of the D-League.
15th December, 2008 D-League Recalled by San Antonio from Austin Toros of the D-League.
15th December, 2008 NBA Waived by San Antonio.
19th December, 2008 D-League Designated as a returning player by Dakota Wizards.
21st August, 2009 Spain Signed a one year contract with Estudiantes Madrid.
20th December, 2009 Spain Left Estudiantes Madrid.
11th January, 2010 D-League Designated as a returning player by Dakota Wizards.
11th January, 2010 D-League Traded by Dakota Wizards to Bakersfield Jam in exchange for James Boo Jackson.
2nd March, 2010 D-League Traded by Bakersfield Jam to Erie BayHawks in exchange for Alade Aminu.
2nd August, 2010 Italy Signed a one year contract with Banca Tercas Teramo.
24th December, 2010 Italy Released by Banca Tercas Teramo.
29th December, 2010 D-League Designated as a returning player by Erie BayHawks.
2nd November, 2011 D-League Designated as a returning player by Erie BayHawks.
4th November, 2011 D-League Traded by Erie BayHawks to Reno Bighorns, along with Taj McCullough, in exchange for Donald Sloan and Joe Kennerly.
9th December, 2011 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Clippers.
19th December, 2011 NBA Waived by L.A. Clippers.
19th December, 2011 D-League Designated as a returning player by Reno Bighorns.
20th March,2012 D-League Left Reno Bighorns.
10th April, 2012 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Utah.
20th April, 2012 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Utah.
6th September, 2012 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Indiana.
22nd October, 2012 NBA Waived by Indiana.
30th December, 2012 China Signed for the remainder of the season with Dongguan New Century Leopoards.
26th February, 2013 China Released by Dongguan New Century Leopoards.
12th August, 2013 Ukraine Signed a one year contract with Budivelnyk Kiev.
23rd April, 2014 Ukraine Left Budivelnyk Kiev.
18th December, 2014 Puerto Rico Signed for the duration of the Liga Americas with Capitanes de Arecibo.
11th March, 2015 D-League Acquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
When: Where:
2003 - 2007 Missorui State (NCAA)
November 2007 - March 2008 Dakota Wizards (D-League)
March 2008 - June 2008 Miami Heat (NBA)
July 2008 Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
September 2008 - October 2008 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
November 2008 Dakota Wizards (D-League)
November 2008 - December 2008 San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
December 2008 - June 2009 Dakota Wizards (D-League)
July 2009 Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
July 2009 New Jersey Nets/Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
August 2009 - December 2009 Estudiantes (Spain)
January 2010 - March 2010 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
March 2010 - June 2010 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
July 2010 Houston Rockets (Summer League)
August 2010 - December 2010 Banca Tercas Teramo (Italy)
December 2010 - November 2011 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
November 2011 - December 2011 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
December 2011 L.A. Clippers (NBA)
December 2011 - April 2012 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
April 2012 - June 2012 Utah Jazz (NBA)
July 2012 Utah Jazz (Summer League)
September 2012 - October 2012 Indiana Pacers (NBA)
December 2012 - February 2013 Dongguan (China)
August 2013 - April 2014 Budivelnyk (Ukraine)
December 2014 - February 2015 Arecibo (Puerto Rico)
March 2015 - June 2015 Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
From blog:


   Top 101 NBA Ten-Day Contract Candidates (When 20 Would Probably Have Been Enough)
2011-01-05

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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   The best of what's left
2010-07-30

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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   2010 Summer League Rosters: Houston Rockets
2010-07-14

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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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 1
2009-12-28

- 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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