Former Pitt star and NBA player DeJuan Blair has signed with Jiangsu Tongxi of the Chinese Basketball Association.
The 6-7, 270-pound forward played with the Washington Wizards last season when he averaged 2.1 points and 2 rebounds in 29 games
He was traded from the Wizards to the Suns in January along with Kris Humphries and a 2016 first round pick for Phoenix’s Markieff Morris.
Blair was then waived by the Suns, never playing a game for the club.
A college star at Pitt, Blair led the team in scoring and rebounding as a sophomore, when he averaged 15.7 points and 12.3 rebounds and was named Big East Co-Player of the Year.
He guided the Panthers to a 31-5 record that season and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, where they lost in the Elite Eight to Villanova.
Blair’s 12.4 rebounds a game that year was fourth in the nation.
The 37th overall pick by San Antonio in the 2009 NBA Draft, Blair has averaged 6.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in seven NBA seasons with the Spurs, Mavs, and Wizards.
In China, he will be joining a Jiangsu Tongxi team that was led last season by Von Wafer (Florida State), who averaged a team-high 27.8 points per contest.
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