34  Blake Gallagher
Blake Gallagher

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Monroe, N.C.

High School:
Fork Union Military Academy

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 240

Position:
F


03/07/2008

Western Carolina vs. Wofford at the SoCon Tourney

Ninth-seeded Western Carolina had its season come to a close with a nine-point loss to No. 8 Wofford Friday afternoon.

02/28/2008

Western Carolina Wins Senior Night, 62-57

Western Carolina sent its three seniors out with style, winning on Senior Night, 62-57, over the Wofford Terriers.

02/23/2008

Catamounts Drop The Citadel, 61-42

Western Carolina avenged last week's loss at The Citadel with a 61-42 drubbing of the Bulldogs Saturday in Cullowhee.

02/16/2008

Catamounts Down Cougars in Charleston, 65-57

Western Carolina earned its first road win of the season with a 65-57 win over the College of Charleston Saturday night.

02/04/2008

Western Carolina Upsets North Division Leader, Chattanooga

Western Carolina upset Chattanooga, who was tied with Appalachian State for the division lead, Monday night, 70-64.

Career Notes: Finished his four-year career with 296 points scored in 102 career games, averaging 2.9 points and 3.2 rebounds per game ... Shot 50.5-percent from the field while wearing the Purple & Gold including a career-best 58.8-percent as a sophomore ... Appeared in the starting lineup 27 times during his collegiate career.

2010-11 (Senior): Played in 25 of the 33 games on the year, making 11 starts including the first five games of the year and six-straight during the month of January ... Finished with 41 points scored, averaging 1.6 per game with 64 rebounds for an average of 2.6 per contest ... Tallied a season-high seven points in the road loss at UTEP (11/20) ... Suffered an eye injury in the second half at Campbell (12/10) after pulling down an offensive rebound ... Did not play at No. 2 Ohio State (12/12), returning to practice prior to and played in the Dayton (12/18) game.

2009-10 (Junior): Played in 19 games, all off the bench for the Catamounts in helping provide valuable depth among the post players ... Scored 36 points on the season, averaging right at two points per game in a reserve role with 2.1 rebounds per game ... Tweaked his knee in the home win over Wofford and missed the next game because of the sprain before returning to the court at Bradley ... Finished with a season-high seven points off the bench against Berea College, shooting a perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line in a season-high 17 minutes ... Matched season-high with seven rebounds at Appalachian State as WCU's post players battled foul trouble against the Mountaineers ... Did not see action in the final seven games of the season.

2008-09 (Sophomore): Played in 28 of the 31 games on the season, making one start at forward at Samford in mid-January ... Averaged 2.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game ... Played 14 minutes in the opener against UConn pulling down three rebounds with a steal and blocked shot while primarily guarding 7-3 center Hasheem Thabeet ... Came off the bench to score seven points and a game-high tying eight rebounds against Toccoa Falls ... With classmate Richie Gordon sidelined with an ankle injury, played a season-high 19 minutes against Louisiana Tech in Alaska ... Led WCU with a game-high 11 rebounds, including a career-best eight defensive boards, in the home win over Tennessee Wesleyan, also swiping a career-high four steals ... Scored a season-high eight points on a perfect 4-for-4 showing from the field in the road loss at The Citadel ... Finished a perfect 3-for-3 from the floor with seven points off the bench in the home win over Wofford ... Played crucial minutes down the stretch against Chattanooga in the season finale after post-mates Richie Gordon and Adrian Gailliard were saddled with foul trouble.

2007-08 (Freshman): Played in 30 games making 15-consecutive starts during mid-season before becoming a key bench reserve the second half ... Averaged 4.9 points per game and led the team with a 5.1 rebound per game average which ranked tied for 20th in the SoCon ... His 2.17 offensive board per game average ranked tied for 10th in the league ... Scored his first collegiate points on a pair of free throws at the three-minute mark of the first half at Cincinnati, his first career game played ... Drained his first career field goal a minute and a half later off an offensive rebound and tip-in ... Had identical six-point, six-rebound games against Cincinnati and Belmont to open his collegiate career ... Kept his six-point game streak alive in the game against Methodist, also collecting a career-high eight rebounds and recording his first career block ... Made his first collegiate start on the road in the SoCon opener at Elon, finishing with three points in 23 minutes of action ... Set or tied career highs in nine categories, including rebounds (12), points (11-tied) and assists (2) against N.C. Central ... Also went 4-4 from the floor for the second-consecutive game and picking up his first career double-double ... Played 27 minutes at Illinois ... Played a career-long 33 minutes against Presbyterian ... Turned in one of his best career performances with a career-high tying 12 points and eight boards against Davidson despite being saddled with early foul trouble including a double-technical and a double-foul call.

Prior to Western: Played at Parkwood High before spending last season on the postgraduate team at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia ... Was a part of Parkwood's trip to the North Carolina 3-A state semifinals in 2005-06 ... Averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds during his high school career, including 15 points, nine boards and two blocked shots per game during his final season at Parkwood.

Personal: Son of Wendy Gallagher and Dean Wright

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