Chicago Bulls’ G League Guard Receives Rookie of the Year Honor


Antonio Blakeneypic

Antonio Blakeney

The recipient of a theology degree from Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, Indiana, Sergio Garcia serves as a sales manager at Chicago Real Estate Leaders. Sergio Garcia possesses 23 years of residential and commercial real estate experience. He made his first transaction when he was 18 years old and has accumulated over 2,500 sales since then. When he is not buying or selling foreclosed properties, Mr. Garcia is a fan of the professional basketball team the Chicago Bulls.

On April 5, 2018, the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Chicago Bulls organization announced Antonio Blakeney as the 2017-18 G League Rookie of the Year. Playing for Chicago’s developmental NBA team affiliate Windy City Bulls, Blakeney averaged 6.6 boards, 3.9 assists, and a league-high 32.0 points in 32 games.

Selected by the 26 general managers and head coaches of the NBA’s developmental league, the NBA G League Rookie of the Year award honors the first-year player who made the most significant impact to help his team during the season. Standing 6’ 6” and weighing 197 pounds, the 21-year-old guard signed with the Chicago Bulls in July 2017.

While playing for the Bulls in the 2017 NBA Summer League, Blakeney shot just shy of 50 percent from the hardwood and contributed 86.2 percent from the charity stripe. Undrafted, the LSU alumnus recorded his rookie season high of 46 points against the Maine Red Claws on December 6, 2017.

Having played 19 games with the Chicago Bulls, Blakeney averaged 7.9 points, 1.7 boards, and 1.1 assists.


Chicago Bears Sign Wide Receiver Allen Robinson


Allen Robinson pic

Allen Robinson

The recipient of a bachelor’s degree in theology from Hyles-Anderson College, Sergio Garcia has worked as a sales manager with Chicago Real Estate Leaders since 1995. In addition to selling foreclosed commercial and residential real estate, Sergio Garcia is a passionate sports enthusiast who counts the Chicago Bears as his favorite National Football League (NFL) team.

Despite the Bears missing the playoffs each of the past seven seasons, there is reason for optimism in Chicago. The team boasts a talented young quarterback in Mitch Trubisky and recently filled a major hole in its roster by signing coveted free agent wide receiver Allen Robinson to a three-year, $42 million contract. A 24-year-old native of Detroit, Michigan, Robinson was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 61st overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Although he was limited to just one game in 2017 due to injury, the Penn State alumnus has an impressive pedigree in the league. He recorded at least 548 receiving yards in each of the three seasons prior and produced a career-high 1,400 in 2015 while also leading the league in touchdowns with 14. He now has 2,848 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns through 43 career games.