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Stanford Basketball Player Profile: Blake Pagon

Get to know the freshman Stanford walk-on in this exclusive Twitter interview.

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Blake Pagon joins the Stanford family from Battlefield High School in Haymarket, Virginia.

Stanford basketball Blake Pagon
Stanford freshman guard Blake Pagon

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?

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?

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?

But, on the positive, you get to play hoops at Stanford! Do you enjoy competition?

Wow, it sounds like you and Justin should have a reality TV show.

Who doesn’t?

This.

I got nervous there and then... ha, ha classic! So, you hate Math?

Lets dig a little deeper here Blake. When you are laying in bed awake, what existential questions keep you from slumber?

So are you excited for the season begin?

Me too.

Anyone you feel confident about playing this season?

The Ducks were pretty good last year. If you were to lose to them, how would you feel about that?

When you are feeling down, what do you do to get out of the rut?

So what about your game have you been working on? In what areas are you trying to get better?

Alright, fine. Is there anything that you wish you were more talented at?

You enjoy singing?

But you said that you “wish (you) could sing,” is your singing pretty rough?

Yikes. That bad, huh?

Man, where is the support here?

Showers are pretty great in that way.

It is pretty nice.

Nothing better? Are you sure?

I’ll ask again, there is nothing better than that?

Getting a little less confident. You seem like you are only 99% sure.

Exactly! So, take some time here. In your opinion, what feeling can’t be beat?

I believe you this time.

Totally. We have got to do it sometime my man. What is one of your jams?

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?

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.

Now that’s a super power we both wish you had. I’ve enjoy this too.