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

 

Antonio Blakeneypic

Antonio Blakeney
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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.

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