Blanford signs pro contract in Luxembourg

Former Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball player Sherman Blanford is now a forward for the Sparta Bertrange after he signed a professional contract to play for the hoops franchise in Luxembourg.

Blanford averaged 11 points and seven rebounds per game in his two seasons at MCC from 2010-12 and went on to finish his collegiate career at Eastern Illinois University.

Sparta Bertrange plays in the Total League, which also is known as National 1, the top level of competition in Luxembourg. Blanford also signed with Pro Partner Sports Management to help oversee his professional career.

Blanford, a Philadelphia, Pa., native, was named to the all-Region XI honorable mention as a freshman after leading the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference in rebounding.

At EIU, the former MCC Tiger averaged 12.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. He earned all-Ohio Valley Conference and all-NABCA District 19 second-team honors.

Blanford’s collegiate career included 1,394 points and 835 rebounds.