Antonio Blakeney Biography

( 1996 - )
November 29, 2018
First published on:November 29, 2018
by Jorge

Facts of Antonio Blakeney

Date of Birth: 1996, October 4
Age: 23 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Name De'Anthony Melton
Birth Place New York City, New York
Famous Name De'Anthony Melton
Horoscope Libra
Mother Tequisha Blakeney
Salary $1,349,383
Siblings Dontrez Jones and Tyrieke Blakeney
School Location Orlando, Florida
University Team LSU Tigers basketball team
Career Earnings $77,250
Weight 87 kg
Position in Team Shooting guard
Current team Chicago Bulls
Nationality American
Profession Basketball Player
Currently Working For Chicago Bulls
University attended Louisiana State University
School attended Oak Ridge High School
Squad No 9

De'Anthony Melton is an American professional Basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2018, Antonio Davon Blakeney currently plays for the Chicago Bulls as their Shooting guard.

 

As a Shooting guard, Antonio Davon Blakeney reportedly earns around $1,349,383 as his yearly salary from Chicago Bulls.

Early Life of Antonio Blakeney

Antonio Davon Blakeney was born on October 4, 1996, in New York City, New York. He was raised by a single mother, Tequisha Blakeney. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to African ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Libra. He grew up along with his siblings, Dontrez Jones, and Tyrieke Blakeney.

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Antonio Davon Blakeney attended Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, Florida where he played for his high school basketball team.

CAPTION: Antonio Blakeney in his early playing career SOURCE: The Advocate

After completing high school, Antonio Davon Blakeney enrolled at Louisiana State University and played for the LSU Tigers basketball team. He held an average of  12.6 points,  hitting a team-best 52 three-point shots on the 2015-2016 season.

Antonio Blakeney Professional Career

Blakeney joined the Chicago Bulls for the 2017 NBA Summer League after being undrafted. Based on his performance there, the Bulls signed a two-way contract with Blakeney.

CAPTION: Antonio Blakeney posing in Bulls jersey SOURCE: Twitter

Under the terms of the agreement, he will split his time between the Chicago Bulls and their G League affiliate Windy City Bulls. Later, eventually signed a contract with Chicago Bulls on October 18, 2018.

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Currently, he is playing along with Chandler Hutchison, Bobby Portis, Kris Dunn and many more.

Some of his career highlights and awards are:

YEAR AWARD
2018 NBA G League Rookie of the Year 
2018 Second-team All NBA G League
2018 NBA G League All-Rookie Team
2017 Second-team All-SEC
2015 McDonald's All-American

Antonio Blakeney Net Worth And Salary

As of 2017, He reportedly signed a  contract with Chicago Bulls. Further, the NBA player has an average salary of $1,349,383 annually.

Antonio Davon Blakeney so far has made earnings of $77,250 from his entire NBA career.

Antonio Blakeney signed a $2,937,6142-year contract with the Chicago Bulls which includes guaranteed $2,937,614 and an annual average salary of $1,468,807.

In 2018-19, Blakeney with earn a base salary of $ 1,349,383, carrying a cap hit of $ 1,349,383 and a dead cap of $2,937,614 respectively.

Moreover, he is the 14th best-paid player of Chicago Bulls while Jabari Parker, Zach LaVine, Robin Lopez are among the highest paid players. In addition, he will reportedly earn $1,588,231 in 2019-2020 season

Antonio Blakeney Personal Life

The Famous NBA star is 6 feet 4 inch in height and weighs around 87 Kg. Antonio Davon Blakeney is not only a world-class athlete but also is a very attractive individual.

Other than being a famous NBA Shooting guard, Antonio Davon Blakeney is pretty famous in social media, having 211k followers on Instagram and 31.3k followers on Twitter.

Currently, the details about his probable wife or girlfriend are not available.


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