Rangeview High School senior Elijah Blake has committed to the University of Denver for the 2017 season. Blake is a 6’2″ point guard and team captain for Rangeview in Aurora, Colorado.
Blake fills three goals for the Pioneers. First, he will be able to complement Sophomore Joe Rosga as a combo point guard. He can play both the point and off-guard. His size, ball handling and scoring should be a major plus for the Pios. Second, he is a very good student and will thrive both in the classroom at DU and on the court. Third, one of Rodney Billups’ primary goals was to build a local talent pipeline. Blake plays high school ball in Aurora and also plays the point for Billups Elite. This commitment sends a signal to local coaches and players that DU plans to be a player in landing local talent.
During his junior year he averaged 10 ppg (51% shooting) with 2.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. Ranked #1 most of the season last year, Rangeview finished the regular season 23-0. They then advanced to the Colorado 5A Elite 8 this past season. In January, The Denver Post named Blake the student-athlete of the week – recognizing his combination of athletic skills and 4.0 GPA.
Video: A brief display of his ball handling skills and scoring against a Regis trap.
Elijah Blake looks like an excellent pick-up for DU hoops.