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.