Lance Blanks
McCullough High School

NBA - Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves


Lance Blanks (born September 9, 1966, in Del Rio, Texas) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the 1st round (26th overall) of the 1990 NBA Draft. Blanks played for the Pistons and Minnesota Timberwolves in 3 NBA seasons, averaging 2.0 ppg. He played collegiately at the University of Virginia and the University of Texas at Austin. Blanks and teammates and Travis Mays and Joey Wright were known as the "BMW Scoring Machine" during the 1989-90 basketball season. That Longhorn team won the Southwest Conference tournament and advanced to the Elite Eight in the 1990 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

Blanks is currently the assistant general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Prior to joining the Cavaliers, he served as the director of scouting for the San Antonio Spurs. He joined the Spurs in 2000 as a scout and was promoted to director of scouting in September of 2002. Also while in San Antonio, Blanks served as the Spurs television analyst during the 2004-05 season.

Blanks is the middle generation of outstanding athletes. Lance's father, Sid, was a running back for the Oilers in the AFL in the 1960s. His uncle, Larvell, was a utility player for the Cleveland Indians in the 1970s. His older daugther, Riley, is a promising star on the junior tennis circuit

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