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June 21, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth

Blackwell '91 signs with Celtics

James Blackwell '91 signed a 10-day contract with the National Basketball Association's Boston Celtics Tuesday, beefing up the Celtic's beleaguered collection of point guards.

Celtics point guard David Wesley is out for a month recuperating from knee surgery performed last Thursday, while point-guard Jay Humphries is out indefinitely, also with knee problems.

The injuries left the Celtics with only one point guard, Sherman Douglas.

This is Blackwell's second stint in the NBA. He had a brief four-game stay with the Charlotte Hornets earlier this season, playing only 19 minutes total.

The Celtics called Blackwell up from Pittsburgh of the Continental Basketball Association.

Blackwell is no stranger to the Celtics organization. He has participated several times at their summer rookie/free agent camp and played on their 1993 summer league team in New York.

Blackwell has spent most of his time since graduating from Dartmouth playing in the CBA for four different teams.

Blackwell had numerous accomplishments on the court while at Dartmouth.

He is the 16th highest Dartmouth scorer of all time, netting 1,106 points in his career for an average of 12.2 per game.

He finished second in the Ivy League in scoring his senior year, earning first-team All-Ivy honors.

He also won the Bob Cousy Award, which honors the best senior player less than six feet tall in New England.

He also played in the annual Division I versus Division II-III All-Star basketball game his senior year at Dartmouth..

The Celtics, 22-37, currently sit in third place in the Atlantic Division. They lost to the Washington Bullets last night.