TAMU Men's Basketball BIO
10 Blake McDonald
Played in a career-high 21 games during his final season in the Aggie basketball program … averaged 6.3 minutes per contest … dished out 15 assists while only committing five turnovers (3.0 assist-to-turnover ratio) … scored 11 points (0.5 points per game) while contributing seven rebounds and three steals … made his season debut against Buffalo (11/8), playing two minutes … saw 12 minutes of action at Kentucky (1/21) … came up big for the short-handed Aggies during the win over Ole Miss (3/1), recording a personal-best six points on 2-of-2 shooting from 3-point range in 13 minutes of action … made his second career start on Senior Day vs. Auburn (3/8) … contributed an incredible steal to set up a game-tying bucket with eight seconds left to force a second overtime against Missouri during the SEC Tournament (3/13)… played a career-best 17 minutes against Wyoming during the CBI opening round (3/19) … earned the program’s Strength and Conditioning Award for the second consecutive year.
Played in 10 contests and started his first career game at Arkansas (3/9) … against the Razorbacks played a personal-high 13 minutes, scoring the first points of the contest … saw action in four SEC contests as well as against Missouri during the SEC Tournament.
Appeared in five games, seeing six minutes of action ... did not score any points ... matched career high with four minutes against Arkansas Tech (12/29) ... played in two Big 12 games, Texas Tech (1/14) and at Missouri (1/16).
Earned a spot on the team after walk-on tryouts in the fall ... appeared in 10 games, seeing 18 minutes of action ... played in three Big 12 games ... scored three points, all coming in season-opening win over Alcorn State (11/12) ... grabbed two boards on the year ... dished out first career assist in victory at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11/15).
A 2010 graduate of Klein High School outside of Houston ... a three-year letterwinner for coach Glenn Arnold ... earned first-team all-district, team most valuable player and district defensive MVP honors ... averaged eight points, five assists and three rebounds as a senior (2010) ... career-high was an 18-point outing against Oak Ridge High School ... played summer ball for the Klein Elite ... a member of the National Honor Society and an academic all-state selection, graduated magna cum laude and in the top four percent of his class.
Blake Alan McDonald is the son of Jimmy and Lynley McDonald of Spring, Texas ... born April 15, 1992, in Houston ... accounting major ... both parents and brother attended/attend Texas A&M ... career goal is to become a CPA ... member of the Business Student Council ... enjoys playing XBOX in his spare time ... lists making the Aggie basketball team as the happiest moment of his life, as all of his hard work paid off ... recruited by UT Tyler, UT Dallas and Southwestern University.
Honors and Awards
• 2011 - Texas A&M Outstanding Athletics Scholar Awards