Did Lance Blanks Had A Son? Daughter Riley And Bryn Blanks

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The death of Lance Blank comes as a shock to all of us, and fans are starting to wonder if Luke Blank had a son mourning his grief. We do know he was two daughters.

Lance Blanks was born on September 9, 1966, in Del Rio, Texas. His father Sid Blanks, played football in both the American Football League and the National Football League.

He went to McCullough High School in Woodlands, Texas, where he was selected Texas Mr. Basketball and made the third team of the Parade All-Americans.

Blanks Shooting In A Game
Blanks Shooting In A Game (Source: FoxNews)

Blanks then later went to the  University of Texas at Austin and the University of Virginia, where he also continued his basketball journey.

In the 1989–90 season, Blanks and two of his Texas Longhorns teammates were dubbed as “BMW Scoring Machine.”

In addition to being a former basketball player, he was also a general manager of the Phoenix Suns and  Cleveland Cavaliers.

On top of that, he served as the director of scouting for the San Antonio Spurs and an analyst for ESPN.

On May 3, 2023, Lance Blanks left this world by committing suicide, for which the reasons are still unknown. 

Did Lance Blanks Had A Son? Meet His Daughters Riley And Brynn

Blanks does not have a son, but he has two beautiful daughters with his wife Rene. They are Riley and Bryn.

His elder daughter is Riley, who claims herself to be a storyteller and photographer. She is also an entrepreneur with her own company Woke Beauty. 

She studied

Riley was also published in the Forbes magazine under the title “How This Texas-Based Photographer Turned Her Career Frustration Into A Small Business.”

She has always been an advocate for mental health, and she also runs a podcast regarding it.

Blanks With His Daughter Riley And Bryn
Blanks With His Daughter Riley And Bryn (Source: Instagram)

Riley is happily married to her husband, who she has been dating since she was 19 years old. She flaunts him on social media constantly, but little is known of his personal details.

Her little sister Bryn is not as public about her life as much as Riley. 

She went to the

Additionally, Bryn has worked in some reputed companies like

She is happily married to Jake Lewis, and judging from her Instagram account, it appears as if the couple is expecting a child soon.

Reflecting On Lanc Blank Death By Suicide

Blank’s daughter, on a piece she wrote for ESPN, started with the line, “On the morning of May 3, 2023, my father, Lance Blanks, took his life.

Everyone was shocked to hear this news as Blank has lived such an accomplished life, nobody could expect this to have arrived. 

His family is devasted by the loss of their father and husband. But we can assume his daughter is trying to find strength judging by the piece she wrote.

She emphasizes that he was not just the legendary shooting guard or the passionate player and the executive who put a lot of energy and time into the sport of basketball.

Blanks Analysing A Game
Blanks Analysing A Game (Source: Yardbarker)

But he was also a leader and a guardian angel who had always put his family first. He was very familiar with people. He was observant and also wise.

We are all stunned and speechless after learning about the untimely demise of Lance Blanks.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family to find strength in this dark time of their lives.

We urge our readers to seek support from their close ones or any institutions dedicated to mental health support if they are feeling uneasy and need help. Suicide is not the solution! 

Bibek Dhoj Thapa
Bibek Dhoj Thapa

Bibek Dhoj Thapa

Bibek Dhoj Thapa is a seasoned sports journalist with a passion for uncovering the untold stories behind athletes' achievements. His articles offer readers a captivating glimpse into the world of sports, from the thrill of victory to the dedication and sacrifice required to reach the top.


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