Rory  Blanche
21  Rory Blanche

Ashland, OR

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 205




COLLEGE: Finished four-year career ranked 13th among WWU scoring leaders with 1,273 points and ninth in rebounds with 544 ... Honorable mention DII Bulletin All-America, Elite Eight all-tournament and first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American as senior in 2011-12 ... First-team NABC and Daktronics West Region all-star, West Regional all-tourney pick and unanimous Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-star ... Named GNAC academic all-star for third straight year ... Team captain and MVP ... Started all 36 games ... Averaged team-leading 15.9 points and 6.9 rebounds (grabbed team-best 103 offensive boards) ... Shot 59.5 percent (244-410) from field, which ranked 15th nationally ... Disney West Coast Classic all-tournament ... Had 31 double-figure scoring games and seven double-doubles (points and rebounds), both team highs ... Scored career-high 30 points on 13-of-15 field-goal shooting at Northwest Nazarene on 2/16/12 and tied career high with 14 rebounds vs. Alabama Huntsville on 12/16/11 ... Received GNAC all-star honorable mention as junior in 2010-11 ... Averaged 14.3 points, scoring double figures in each of last 18 games and team-best 23 overall ... Field-goal percentage of 62.8 (164-of-261) ranked 14th nationally and fourth best in school history ... Also averaged 6.8 rebounds ... Tied for team-high with five double-doubles ... Named to Seattle Pacific Tip-Off Classic and Great Western Shootout all-tournament teams ... Played in all 32 games as sophomore in 2010-11, averaging 8.5 points on 58.1 percent field-goal shooting ... Scored double-figure points 16 times ... Voted Most Improved Player award by his teammates for second consecutive season ... As redshirt freshman in 2008-09 was recipient of Fred Lewis Memorial Winter Scholar-Athlete Award for second straight year ... Played in 15 games, averaging 3.8 points and 1.5 rebounds ... Shot 63.1 percent (19-of-31) from field and 94.7 percent (18-of-19) at free throw line ... Redshirt in 2007-08 ... Four letters.

HIGH SCHOOL: Second-team Class 5A all-State selection as senior at Ashland High School ... Southern Sky Conference Player of the Year ... Selected to play in Oregon Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Summer Classic ... Helped Grizzlies to 19-9 record, first league title in 19 years and quarterfinals at state tournament ... Averaged league-leading 20.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists, shooting 56 percent from the field, including 41 percent from three-point range, and 82 percent at the free throw line ... Grew four inches in five months in between junior and senior seasons ... Started and lettered two years.

PERSONAL: Major is manufacturing engineering technology ... Class Salutatorian at Ashland High ... His father, Rob, played football at Stanford University and his mother, Lynn, played basketball at Palomar (Calif.) JC.