Eric Bledsoe (born December 9, 1989 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers. He was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 18th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. He was regarded as one of the nation's top point guards while in high school.
Bledsoe played for one year at the University of Kentucky, averaging 11.3 points per game. Although he is primarily a point guard, he played mostly shooting guard for the 35–3 Wildcats.
On April 7, 2010, Bledsoe announced that he would forgo his final three seasons of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2010 NBA Draft. He was touted for his quickness, ball handling ability, and ability to hit the long ball. Bledsoe was picked 18th overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder but was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.