Blatche out of hospital after attempted carjacking

WASHINGTON -- Washington Wizards rookie Andray Blatche was
released from the hospital Tuesday, two days after being shot in an
attempted carjacking.

"He is doing very well, and we are very encouraged by his
progress," Wizards president of basketball operations Ernie
Grunfeld said.

The 19-year-old forward was shot once in the chest early Sunday
morning while riding in a car near his home in Alexandria, Va.

Blatche, from Connecticut's South Kent Prep School, was the 49th
overall pick in this year's NBA draft.

The Wizards open training camp next Tuesday in Richmond, Va.
Regarding Blatche's status, Grunfeld said, "At this time it is too
early to determine a timetable for his return to action."