Younger brother touts 'do-it-all' Blatche


Posted at Apr 21 2014 03:12 PM | Updated as of Apr 21 2014 11:12 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The younger brother of Brooklyn Nets forward Andray Blatche assured Filipino basketball fans of his brother’s basketball abilities ahead of the FIBA World Cup in Spain later this year.

Speaking to Joaquin Henson of The Philippine Star, Blatche’s younger brother, Tre, praised his brother, saying the Nets big man will be able to help Gilas Pilipinas in Spain.

“There’s no seven-footer who can do the things that Dray does. He can post up, shoot the three,” said Tre. “Heck, he can even bring up the ball like a point guard if he has to.”

“Can he average 30 points a game in Spain? Of course,” added Tre. “I’ve seen him dump 40, even 50 points in a game. That’s no problem for Dray.”

Blatche was the 49th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards before signing with the Nets in 2012.

He has averaged 10.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in his career.

Blatche’s naturalization process is ongoing, with the House of Representatives approving the bill last March. The naturalization bill was approved by the Senate on the committee level on April 1.