Olympiacos adds Blakney at point

Jul 23, 2007 by Vassilis Skountis, Athens Print
Rodney Blakney Olympiacos continues to be the most active team in the off-season market after announcing their 10th new signing on Sunday. The Reds landed point guard Roderick Blakney, who arrives from Dynamo Moscow Region and returns to Greece, where he has already played five consecutive seasons. Blakney (31, 186) recently acquired a Bulgarian passport, which will allow him to play in the Greek League without restrictions. The veteran guard began his career at South Carolina State University, where he averaged 20.6 points, 5.1 boards and 4.7 assists in his senior season. He has since played for the Dakota Wizards in the IBA, Cincinnati Stuff in the IBL and CDP Santiago and Los Prados in the Dominican Republic, before moving to Greece to play for Iraklis Thessaloniki (2001-02), ΑΕΚ Athens (2002-03) and Maroussi (2003-06). He led the 2001-02 Greek Championship in assists (4.7 apg.) and was named to the 2003-04 Greek League All-Star team. He led Maroussi to the 2003-04 Greek league finals and to the 2003-04 FIBA Europe League final. Blakney posted 16.3 points, 2.9 assists and 1.3 steals, in his last season with Maroussi and averaged 11.5 points, 3.1 assists and 2.5 steals in the 2006-07 Russian Superleague with Dynamo Moscow Region. His only previous Euroleague experience came with AEK in the 2002-03 season.