Position
Guard
Height
6'4
Weight
197 lbs.
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Sarasota, Fla.
High School
Oak Ridge HS

2016 All-Louisiana First Team

2016 All-SEC Second Team

2015 All-SEC Freshman Team
2015 SEC Freshman of the Week (twice)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016-17)
Named second team All-SEC by league coaches … Improved scoring average by 4.6 points from freshman to sophomore season … Started 30-of-the-31 games, missing only the start at Auburn (Jan. 18) with a minor injury … Still came off the bench to play 31 minutes after going through warmups, scoring 13 points … Has started 54-of-64 games over two years … Played almost exact total minutes (1016, 1019), but averaged 32.9 minutes per game, fifth highest average in the league … Had 25 games scoring in double figures, 45 over two seasons … Had 14 games of 20 points or more, 22 over two years … Became the first LSU player since Marcus Thornton in 2008 to post six consecutive games of 20 points or more (Feb. 7-25) … In the six games had 31 at Kentucky (2/7), 21 vs. Arkansas (2/11), 29 at Ole Miss (2/14), 28 at Alabama (2/18), 29 vs. Auburn (2/21) and 20 at Georgia (2/25) … 31 point effort his third career game of 30 or more after two his freshman year … Made 194-of-424 field goals (45.8%), eighth best in the league, 53 treys … Averaged 17.2 points (fifth in the SEC), 4.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game … Had 14 games shooting 50 percent or better from the field … Had two games with double figure and his second career double double during the 20-point streak with 21 points and 12 rebounds versus Arkansas (2/11) … Five games, including three in SEC, with 10 or more field goals made … Had 24 points and 10 field goals in the win at Mizzou (1/4) … Nine games with three-or-more three-point field goals, including five at Ole Miss (5-7, 2/14) … Made consistent totals of 52 treys as a freshman 53 as a sophomore … After two seasons, just 52 career points shy of 1,000.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015-16)
Played in all 33 games, starting 24 … Averaged 12.6 points per game and 3.4 rebounds a game while shooting 42.5 percent from the field (137-322) and 52-of-155 from the arc (33.5 percent) … For the season, made 89-of-119 (74.8 percent), including finishing the season making 31-of-32, including a streak of 28 straight makes … Started 13-of-the-first-14 and the final 10 of the season … Had 22 points in the opener against McNeese State (11/13) and a double double with 10 boards to earn the first SEC Freshman of the Week honors … Also had 22 against South Alabama in the third game of the season (11/19), hitting 7-of-11 field goals and four treys … Struggled from the arc in the mid-portion of the season, but became a more-important overall player in the success of the LSU offense in the second half of the season, scoring in double figures 14-of-the-final-18 games … 21 double figure scoring games total … In game before returning to starting lineup versus Mississippi State (2/6), hit 11-of-17 shots including four treys and 5-of-6 FTs to score 31 points in 34 minutes … Returned to lineup the next game at South Carolina and had 22 points … Earned his second league FOY award after scoring 22 at Arkansas (2/23) and another 30-point game, this time 32 against Florida (2/27) … Blakeney was 9-of-13 from the field with 2 treys, 12-of-17 from the line (including a game-clinching 8-of-8 in the final 28 seconds) … Over the final 11 games, raised scoring average from 9.5 to his final 12.6 points a game … Averaged 18.6 points per game over the final 11 games and 14-plus points in the 18-regular season SEC games.

AUSTRALIA TOUR (August 2015)
Started four of the five games and played an average of 29.2 minutes a game on the tour … Posted 13.8 points for the five games (third on the team) and 6.2 rebounds (second on the team) … Was 27-of-65 from the field (41.5 percent) with nine treys … Had four games in double figures with 16 versus Newcastle All-Stars, 12 vs. Sydney Kings, a best of 22 versus the Queensland All-Stars and 10 in the win over Melbourne United … Had a high of seven rebounds in three of the games.

PRIOR TO LSU
Prep All-American averaged 29 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists for the nationally-ranked Oak Ridge Pioneers in his senior campaign (2014-15) … Team finished 22-7, falling in the regional finals, under Coach Alex Jackson … Ranked the No. 3 shooting guard in ESPN national rankings … No. 13 overall by Rivals.com and No. 19 by 24/7sports.com … Class 8A Player of the Year and voted Mr. Basketball in the state of Florida … Orlando Sentinel’s 2015 all-area Player of the Year … McDonald’s All-American (2015) … Scored 14 points with four rebounds in the game in Chicago … Jordan Brands Classic A-A (2015) … Started and played 15 minutes for the winning West team in the game in Brooklyn with 11 points, 3 assists … Also named A-A by Slam Magazine (2015) … Scored 63 points in the season opener of his senior season … Along with LSU teammate Ben Simmons, took part in inaugural NIKE Academy in California, the only true freshman among college players invited to participate … Joined Simmons and Tim Quarterman at the adidas Global Nations event in Long Beach in July, 2015 …

PERSONAL
Born October 4, 1996, in New York … Right handed … Nickname is “Tone” … Chose LSU because of “the family culture” … Mom is Tequisha Blakeney … Two brothers – Tyrieke Blakeney; Dontrez Jones … Major is sport administration … Loves to “shoot hoops” to relax … Hobbies include fishing … Favorite dessert is ice cream … Favorite TV show is “Family Guy” … Favorite pro basketball player is Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder … Regarding basketball superstitions, he said, “I am not superstitious” … Biggest Thrill in Sports: “winning.”

Top Career Performances
Points: 32, vs. Florida (2/27/16)
Rebounds: 12, vs. Arkansas (2/11/17)
Field Goals Made: 12, at Kentucky (2/7/17)
3 PT FG Game: 5, at Ole Miss (2/14/17)
Free Throws Made: 12, vs. Florida, 2/27/16
Assists: 6, vs. Southern Miss (11/15/16)
Blocks: 1, seven times
Steals: 3, vs. Auburn (2/21/17)
Minutes Played: 40, three times

Top Career Scoring Games
1. 32 vs. Florida (2/27/16)
2. 31 at Kentucky (2/7/17)
2. 31, vs. Mississippi State (2/6/16)
4. 29, vs. Auburn (2/21/17)
4. 29, at Ole Miss (2/14/17)
6. 28, at Alabama (2/18/17)
7. 27, vs. NC Central (12/13/16)
8. 26, vs. Southern Miss (11/15/16)
9. 24, at Mizzou (1/4/17)
9. 24, vs. Vandy (12/29/16)

 

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