Ricky Blanton used to play in the position of Forward. He had a height of 6 feet 7 inches and weight of 215 lbs. In 1993 when he played for the Chicago Bulls, he was offered jersey no. 17.
Blanton attended Killian High School in Miami, Florida. Further, he sought admission in Louisiana State University. During the 1989 NBA draft, he was selected by Phoenix Suns in the 2nd round. He was the 19th pick and 46th overall pick. Blanton played for a single season in the NBA (National Basketball Association) in 1992-93.
In the Louisiana State University, Blanton played in 4 seasons from 1984 to 1989. He participated in 129 matches wherein he got 3555 playing minutes. He has collected 1501 points, 766 rebounds, 314 assists and 256 personal fouls. His field goal percentage was 0.532, 3-point field goal percentage was 0.411 and free throw percentage was 0.729.
Blanton had a very brief career in the NBA in which he played for just 2 games during which he received 13 playing minutes. He scored 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 personal foul. There were 7 field goal attempts out of which there were 3 field goals and the corresponding field goal percentage was 0.429. There were nil 3-point field goal attempts and nil free throw attempts.