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Encyclopedia > Steve Blake
Steve Blake
Position Point guard
Height ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg)
Team Denver Nuggets
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born February 26, 1980
Hollywood, Florida
College Maryland
Draft 2nd round, 9th pick, 2003
Washington Wizards
Pro career 2003 – present
Former teams Washington Wizards (2003–2005)
Portland Trail Blazers (2005–2006) Milwaukee Bucks (2006–2007)

Steven Hanson Blake (born February 26, 1980 in Hollywood, Florida) is an American professional basketball player at the point guard position. Currently, he plays for the Denver Nuggets; previously he played for the Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers and the Milwaukee Bucks. Point guard (PG), also called the “one guard” or “lead guard“, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The pound is the name of a number of units of mass, all in the range of 300 to 600 grams. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Hollywood is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... 2003 NBA Draft - 26 June 2003 – New York City, New York The 2003 NBA Draft is known for having one of the most talented draft pools in recent draft history, with four third-year all-star caliber players (Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh) as well as... The Washington Wizards is a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 2003-04 NBA season is the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Portland Trail Blazers, or Blazers, are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Hollywood is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Point guard (PG), also called the “one guard” or “lead guard“, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... The Washington Wizards is a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Portland Trail Blazers, or Blazers, are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


Blake attended Miami High School. He then attended Oak Hill Academy before coming to Maryland. After high school, he attended the University of Maryland. Blake was the team's starter the first day of his freshman year and was the first ACC player to compile 1,000 points, 800 assists, 400 rebounds and 200 steals. Widely known for his superb passing ability, he helped lead the Terrapins to a Final Four appearance (2001) and the 2002 NCAA championship. Blake was not known for his scoring, but did average eleven points per game in his senior year. He consistently averaged over six assists per game in each of his four years, including averages of 7.9 and 7.1 in 2002 and 2003, respectively. Miami High School   It should be possible to replace this fair use image with a freely licensed one. ... Founded in 1878, Oak Hill Academy is a co-ed, private Baptist-affiliated secondary school in Mouth of Wilson (Grayson County), Virginia. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


Blake was selected by the Wizards with the 38th pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. He averaged 5.9 points, 2.8 assists, and 18.6 minutes per game while playing in 75 games his rookie season with the Wizards. In his second season Blake's playing time decreased to 14.7 minutes and only 44 games played. 2003 NBA Draft - 26 June 2003 – New York City, New York The 2003 NBA Draft is known for having one of the most talented draft pools in recent draft history, with four third-year all-star caliber players (Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh) as well as...


In September 2005, Blake (then a restricted free agent with the Wizards) was offered a contract by the Portland Trail Blazers, which the Wizards declined to match. This became the second reunion with former Maryland Terrapin and Washington Wizards backcourt teammate Juan Dixon, who also signed with the Trail Blazers in the 2005 off-season. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In North American sports, a free agent is a player whose contract with a team has run out and is now free to sign with another team. ... The Portland Trail Blazers, or Blazers, are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Juan Dixon (born October 9, 1978 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a professional basketball player currently with the NBAs Portland Trail Blazers. ...


In Blake's first season with the Blazers, he became a starter and played a significant role when Sebastian Telfair was injured. Blake's playing time increased from 14.7 minutes and 44 games with only 1 start in 2004-05 to 26.2 and 68 games with 57 starts in 05-06. Blake reestablished himself as a terrific passer and fundamental point guard claiming 3rd in the NBA in assists per turnover ratio. He also increased his field goal percentage by 11%. Sebastian Telfair (born June 9, 1985 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association currently playing for the Boston Celtics. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the four major professional sports leagues of North America. ...


In July 2006, Blake was traded (along with Brian Skinner and Ha Seung-Jin) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Jamaal Magloire. [1]. Brian Skinner (born May 19, 1976 in Temple, Texas) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. After a college career at Baylor University, Skinner was the 22nd pick of the 1998 NBA Draft, selected by the Los Angeles Clippers. ... Ha Seung-Jin (Hangul: 하승진 Hanja: 河昇鎮 Ha Seungjin, born August 4, 1985) is a professional basketball player in the NBA, currently playing for the Milwaukee Bucks. ... The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Jamaal Magloire (born May 21, 1978 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian professional basketball player, currently playing for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. ...


On January 11, 2007, Blake was traded to the Denver Nuggets in return for Earl Boykins and Julius Hodge. [2] The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... Earl Antoine Boykins (born June 2, 1976 in Cleveland Ohio) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... Julius Melvin Hodge (born November 18, 1983 in Harlem, New York City) is an American professional basketball player. ...


Trivia

His agent is Joel Bell.


He runs/has a basketball camp in Maryland. This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


He is widely considered the worst player ever. [3]


External links

  • NBA.com Official Profile
  • [4]

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