LONG ISLAND (Jan. 18, 2022) – The Long Island Nets, the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, have reacquired forward Wayne Blackshear from the available player pool after forward Justin Jackson suffered a season-ending ruptured right Achilles injury in Monday’s game against Maine.
Blackshear (6’5”, 214) was waived by Long Island on Jan. 17 after appearing in three games with the team this season, averaging 8.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 22.9 minutes per contest. He previously appeared in 34 NBA G League games (one start) during one season (2019-20) with Maine, recording averages of 5.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per contest. Additionally, Blackshear has played five seasons (2014-21) internationally in Italy, Lebanon, Finland and Poland. Most recently, he spent the 2020-21 season overseas with PGE Spojnia Stargard of the Polish Basketball League, where he averaged 8.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 25.1 minutes per game over five appearances (four starts). Prior to his professional career, the Chicago native played four seasons (2011-15) at Louisville, recording averages of 8.3 points and 3.2 rebounds in 20.8 minutes per game over 126 games (89 starts).
About the Long Island Nets
The Long Island Nets are the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets. The team was founded ahead of the 2016-17 season and plays its home games at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. Following a record-setting 2018-19 season, Long Island made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, won the Eastern Conference Championship and reached the NBA G League Finals. For more information, please visit longislandnets.com and follow @longislandnets on Twitter and Instagram.
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