Santa Cruz Warriors Acquire Blake Ahearn

March 11, 2015 - NBA G League (G League) - Santa Cruz Warriors News Release

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - The Santa Cruz Warriors have acquired guard Blake Ahearn out of the NBA D-League available player pool.

Ahearn, 30, was named the 2008 NBA Development League Rookie of the Year while also being selected to the 2008 All D-League Second Team. He last played in the D-League during the 2011-12 season for the Reno Bighorns and averaged 23.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3 assists per game in 37 games (37 starts). He was named to the All D-League First Team in 2009 and 2012, and received an All D-League Honorable Mention in 2011.

"Blake is a proven player in this league that can shoot the ball exceptionally well," said head coach Casey Hill. "We value a veteran presence that can add to our team's momentum at this point in the season. Blake has seen a ton of success in this league and is great addition to the Warriors."

The Missouri State product joins the Warriors after spending the 2014-15 season with the Capitanes de Arecibo of Puerto Rico. He also previously spent time on NBA rosters with the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat.

Ahearn will wear jersey #20 and will be available to play in Thursday's game at the Oklahoma City Blue.

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