Blake Ahearn has had a lot to do with the success of the St. Louis Eagles this summer. Ahearn was one of the Eagles' top players when St. Louis defeated the Houston Hoops team in the Super Showcase last week in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Ahearn, a 6-1, 175 pound shooting guard from DeSmet Jesuit H.S. in St. Louis, Mo., can be a damaging offensive player from the perimeter. He hit a lot of key shots during the Eagles championship run at the Showcase.
He also had a solid Peach Jam tournament. Against Team Texas Elite, Ahearn knocked down six three pointers as the Eagles erased a 12-point second half deficit to force overtime in a heartbreaking 64-63 loss. He finished with 22 points in defeat.
Several Division I programs are eyeballing Ahearn this summer. He told the Insiders Report that Indiana State has offered, while SW Missouri State, Loyola (Chicago), St. Louis, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Oklahoma and UConn have all inquired. If Ahearn waits, he might land a scholarship offer from a high major.
He won't razzle or dazzle you with athletic high-jumping skills, but he is a solid lead guard who can drop down a jumper if given room.
Indiana State could be in a strong position with Ahearn, since they dipped into the Gateway City last year and snagged Ted Morris of Chaminade H.S. (who also played with the Eagles program). In fact, Blake has already unofficially visited the Sycamores' campus in Terre Haute.
Ahearn averaged 17.7 points, three rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.2 steals per game this past season at DeSmet. The Creve Coeur, Mo., native said he holds a 3.0 GPA and took the ACT for the first time in June (awaiting results).