Laguna Beach Indy

Local Athlete Goes Pro Overseas

Many aspiring athletes who dream of playing on a professional team typically anticipate support in the stands from friends, family and fans. For others such as Noah Blanton, of Laguna Beach, playing professionally means seeing the world. Basketball has taken this 22-year-old 8,000 miles away from home, to Hong Kong. Though he played basketball throughout his life at the Boys and Girls Club, Laguna Beach High and Westmont College in Santa Barbara, he said he did not know he wanted to play professionally until a couple of years ago. more