With Blake Ahearn on their side, the St. Louis Eagles are rarely out of any basketball contest.
Ahearn, a 6-1, 175 pound shooting guard from DeSmet Jesuit H.S. in St. Louis, Mo., proved that on Monday morning at the Peach Jam 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, which just goes to show that spot up shooters are still an integral part of any basketball squad.
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.
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).
After attending the Nike All-American Camp and the Peach Jam, Ahearn and the Eagles will conclude the summer at the AAU Super Showcase and AAU Nationals.
We will keep you posted on Ahearn and other top players in the Class of 2003, so stay tuned.