Chris Blakemore

Australian basketball player

Chris Blakemore
Personal information
Born (1974-05-17) 17 May 1974 (age 50)
Adelaide, Australia
Listed height196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight103 kg (227 lb)
Career information
Playing career1991–2002
Career history
1991–1992Australian Institute of Sport
1993–1995Adelaide 36ers
1996–1997Canberra Cannons
1998Brisbane Bullets
2001–2002Albury Wodonga Bandits
Career highlights and awards

Chris Blakemore (born 17 May 1974) is an Australian former professional basketball player.

Blakemore was born in Adelaide and raised in Whyalla, South Australia.[1] He attended the Australian Institute of Sport and played for the program's South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL) team from 1991 to 1992.[1] Blakemore began his professional career with the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League (NBL) and was named the NBL Rookie of the Year in 1993.[2] Blakemore was selected for the NBL Most Improved Player Award in 1994.[2] His performance dropped during the 1995 NBL season and culminated with an incident where Blakemore elbowed Perth Wildcats player Martin Cattalini during a game, resulting in his suspension through the playoffs.[3]

Blakemore was subsequently released by the Adelaide 36ers and he signed with the Canberra Cannons.[2][4] He was hampered by a knee injury during the 1996 season and only appeared in three games totalling five minutes.[2] In 1998, Blakemore signed with the Brisbane Bullets for what would be his final season in the NBL.[2]

In 2001–02, Blakemore played in the Australian Basketball Association (ABA) for the Albury Wodonga Bandits.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Chris Blakemore". Aussie Hoopla. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Remember a Whyalla giant". Whyalla Basketball. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Chris Blakemore". NBL on Fire. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Jordan hires 'Aussie Mike' Dunlap". The Daily Telegraph. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
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