Blake Pagon joins the Stanford family from Battlefield High School in Haymarket, Virginia.
Pagon is added to Stanford’s team as a preferred walk-on.
Stanford runs in the blood of Pagon family. Both of his parents attended Stanford. His father Garrett was in the ROTC while his mother Mandy was a track star.
Blake Pagon scored 1,000 points and took his high school to heights never before visited on the basketball floor. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 17.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game during his senior campaign
Here is a video with a few of his highlights:
Pagon is a relative unknown to Stanford fans. In an perfect world, I'd have a press credential from Stanford and they would give me the opportunity to interview the Cardinal’s new guard Blake Pagon. But since I do not have any direct access to the players, I've decided to circumvent that whole process and hold my own little interview with Blake via Twitter.
Blake, the Stanford tradition runs deep in your family, how have you adjusted to college life? Any challenges you have found since you started at Stanford?
Taking time to sit in a quiet area and study during college has been the hardest thing ever because there are so many cool people to talk to— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) October 12, 2016
Before we officially started the interview, you mentioned that you were enjoying a friendship with your new roommate, Justin. Can you share something with the fans about that?
Justin and I just spent 3 hours playing Super Mario Bros and beating the final level... You could say I'm pretty hype— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) May 16, 2015
I will say it. You must have been pretty hype. As a member of the Stanford basketball team, you must be pretty busy. Anything you’ve had to miss out on?
Justin just joined a Spikeball club and a Super Smash Bros club, and I'm very jealous— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) August 28, 2016
But, on the positive, you get to play hoops at Stanford! Do you enjoy competition?
I just chased Justin all around the house for a solid 5 minutes for the last scoop of cookies and cream ice cream, and it tasted so sweet— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) August 29, 2015
Wow, it sounds like you and Justin should have a reality TV show.
I just want someone that I can talk about life with; where I've been, where I am, where I'm going, dreams, regrets, all that kind of stuff— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) August 22, 2015
I just want someone who I can go for a hike and talk philosophy with— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) September 27, 2015
I always think I've moved on past you, but then I end up having to deal with you again and again... Yes I'm talking about you math class— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) December 18, 2014
I got nervous there and then... ha, ha classic! So, you hate Math?
Who needs a woman crush Wednesday when you have this beauty pic.twitter.com/geezNLs4pi— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) July 29, 2015
Lets dig a little deeper here Blake. When you are laying in bed awake, what existential questions keep you from slumber?
If you don't eat copious amounts of junk food and get sunburned all over the place are you really at the beach?— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) August 28, 2015
So are you excited for the season begin?
I can't wait for basketball season to start— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) September 7, 2015
Can't wait for basketball season and this again pic.twitter.com/eQ5r9jevRb— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) August 16, 2015
Anyone you feel confident about playing this season?
Oregon have mercy on their poor souls— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) January 2, 2015
The Ducks were pretty good last year. If you were to lose to them, how would you feel about that?
Tough one to swallow— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) January 12, 2016
When you are feeling down, what do you do to get out of the rut?
Chinese fortune cookies always improve my mood. I don't know why, but I just love their positivity.— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) November 4, 2015
So what about your game have you been working on? In what areas are you trying to get better?
Someome always has it better than you, so why not be happy with what you already have?— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) October 29, 2015
Alright, fine. Is there anything that you wish you were more talented at?
I wish I could sing— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) July 11, 2016
You enjoy singing?
I have a major singing problem... I will burst out anywhere with no shame whatsoever— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) September 7, 2015
But you said that you “wish (you) could sing,” is your singing pretty rough?
I was singing around the house and my brother comes up to me and says "Blake are you ok? You sound sick." in the most sincere way possible— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) June 3, 2015
Yikes. That bad, huh?
It's really a shame that I can't sing in my house without someome telling me to be quiet— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) October 24, 2015
Man, where is the support here?
I'd like to thank my shower for listening to my singing even when no one else will— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) July 28, 2015
Showers are pretty great in that way.
Taking a warm shower after a long day is the best— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) April 2, 2015
It is pretty nice.
Nothing better than a shower after a long day— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) May 29, 2016
Nothing better? Are you sure?
Nothing better than great movies late at night— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) June 13, 2016
I’ll ask again, there is nothing better than that?
Few better feelings than absolutely crushing a workout— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) August 12, 2016
Getting a little less confident. You seem like you are only 99% sure.
If you're only 99% sure, you're 100% lost— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) May 24, 2015
Exactly! So, take some time here. In your opinion, what feeling can’t be beat?
No better feeling than when you're driving and your jam comes on— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) May 22, 2015
I believe you this time.
Jamming out in the car is easily one of my favorite pastimes— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) May 5, 2016
Totally. We have got to do it sometime my man. What is one of your jams?
My team just sang Halo on the bus ride back from an away game pic.twitter.com/m6Hu7cabLK— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) December 31, 2015
Queen B! I’m looking forward to seeing you on the court at Maples Pavilion over the coming seasons. What can we expect from you during your time at Stanford?
Came home to a leak in the ceiling caused by my brothers continually flushing a clogged toilet... I honestly don't know what to expect next— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) November 18, 2015
Life is unpredictable. Thanks for the interview today Blake. I’m afraid that’s all the time we have today. We will have to do this again.
If I had the power to, I'd make it so that no one ever had to say goodbye— Blake Pagon (@BlakePagon) July 29, 2016
Now that’s a super power we both wish you had. I’ve enjoy this too.