Blake Poole

Blake Poole (2012-2014 IBL Champion) Every Championship Feels Amazing And It’s A Feeling That Would Never Get Old

Blake Poole is a 25 year old 196cm forward/center that has had double double stats since 2008 and  recently won his third IBL title in a row with the  Bellingham Slam. He started his basketball career in 2007 with St.Martin’s (NCAA2) where he played until 2011. He started his professional basketball career in 2011-2012 playing for BG Dorsten (Germany-ProB) 26 games: 14.9ppg, Reb-1(12.9rpg), 2.8apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 58.3%, 3PT: 24.0%, FT: 70.1%. In 2012-2013 he played for BG Topstar Leitershofen/Stadtbergen (Germany-ProB), injured in pre-seaon, in Oct.’12 moved to BG Dorsten (Germany-ProB): 10 games: 14.7ppg, 14.1rpg, 2.4apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 54.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 79.4%. Last season he played for the Hertener Loewen Basketball (Germany-ProB, starting five): 27 games: 20.9ppg, Reb-1(12.3rpg), 3.1apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 61.9%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 73.4%. He continues to play in the IBL each summer for Bellingham and talked to German Hoops after his third IBL title.

Blake congrats on winning a third consecutive IBL title with Bellingham. Do you have a secret formula that you could possibly pass on to guys who are still seeking that first title?

 No secret, we just play as a team. We like seeing each other have success and we work hard to make sure that we are getting everyone involved.

Bellingham won the deciding game 143-126 a shoot out which by the score might have been a triple OT game in the NBA, but this was in a full 48 minutes. What at the end was key for getting the win?

We just out worked them. We came out with a lot of energy and we were making shots, played great defense and played together.

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Blake Poole (Herten) I Think Once I Get Going On Defense, My Offense Will Follow

Blake Poole is a 24 year old 195cm center that is playing his first season with RheinLand Versicherungen Hertener Lions (Germany-ProB). He started his basketball career in 2007 with St.Martin’s (NCAA2) where he played until 2011. In his senior year he played 29 games: 19.3ppg, 11.6rpg, 2.8apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 54.7%, 3Pts: 28.9%, FT: 73.5%. In 2011, he started his professional basketball career with Bellingham Slam (IBL) left during the season: 17 games: 12.5ppg, 10.9rpg, 1.8apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 49.3% and then played for BG Dorsten (Germany-ProB) playing  26 games: 14.9ppg, Reb-1(12.9rpg), 2.8apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 58.3%, 3PT: 24.0%, FT: 70.1%. Last season he played for  Bellingham Slam (IBL): 20 games: 18.7ppg, 13.2rpg, 4.1apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 52.7%, 3PT: 32.4%, FT: 80.4%and for BG Topstar Leitershofen/Stadtbergen (Germany-ProB), injured in pre-seaon, in Oct.’12 moved to BG Dorsten (Germany-ProB): 10 games: 14.7ppg, 14.1rpg, 2.4apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 54.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 79.4%. He spoke to German Hoops about basketball.

 

Herten have started the season off at 1-2. Last weekend the club celebrated a 74-70 win against Braunschweig. What was giving the team the biggest problems in the first two games?

 Our problems have just been getting used to playing together and understanding our roles on the team.

You only scored four points in the win against Braunschweig. How fortunate was the team for having big games from Americans Matt Reid and Jeremy Robinson?

 It’s great to have players like them. It takes a lot of pressure off knowing that even if I don’t have a good game they will carry their part of the load and we can still come out on top.

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