No. 6 Steve Blake
Steve Blake is the latest remaining Terp that played at Cole Field House. Blake was one of the key faces of the Gary Williams era as he helped bring a national title to College Park. From the moment he stepped foot on campus, it was clear that Blake was going to be a big-time producer for the Terps.
While he wasn’t the type of player that was going to drop 20 points a night, he affected the game in so many different ways. As a freshman, Blake averaged 7.0 points and 6.2 assists in over 30 minutes per game. During Maryland’s national title run, Blake averaged a career high 7.9 assists. However, it was the “Oh He Steal” moment against Duke that season that most will remember Blake for.
After four fantastic years at Maryland, Blake was drafted by the Washington Wizards with the 38th overall pick in the 2003 draft. Blake has turned in 13 productive NBA seasons regardless of his role on a given team. During that time, he has averaged 6.5 points and 4.0 assists. Blake has played for the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers, and Wizards.
Blake certainly wasn’t ever a flashy pro, but he’s just an extremely smart basketball player. His passing skills combined with his ability to shoot from the perimeter, have made Blake into a wily veteran that can hold his own with most NBA guards.