Blake Schilb (born December 23, 1983) is an American-born Czech professional basketball player for Champagne Châlons-Reims Basket of the French League. Standing 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m), he plays the point forward position.
Schilb with Paris-Levallois in 2014
|Born||December 23, 1983|
|Nationality||American / Czech|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Brewster Academy|
(Wolfeboro, New Hampshire)
|College||Loyola (Illinois) (2003–2007)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Prior to Loyola University, Schilb was a postgraduate student at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, during the 2002-2003 academic year.
A 6'7" (201 cm) guard (during his college days), Schilb played at Loyola University Chicago, with the Loyola Ramblers, from 2003 to 2007. In 2006, he became Loyola's first player since Alfredrick Hughes in 1985 to earn Associated Press All-American honors after averaging 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. He graduated from Loyola as the school's fourth all-time leading scorer (1,879 points) and all-time leader in three-point field goals (204).
After his junior season, Schilb became an early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA draft, but he withdrew his name before the deadline so he could return for his senior year. Schilb went undrafted by any NBA teams after his senior year.
Schilb signed with the French league team Élan Chalon in 2009. In his third season with the team, he was named LNB Pro A 2011–12 season French League Foreign Player MVP. In the final, he helped his team win the title with 20 points, 10 assists and 5 rebounds, earning the Final MVP award.
On August 2, 2012, Schlib extended his contract with Élan Chalon for one more season. In January 2013, Galatasaray offered 300,000 euros for a buyout of his contract and a salary that was three times larger than his current one, but Schlib turned down the offer. In his first EuroLeague season, he averaged 15.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4 assists over 10 games.
On June 23, 2013, he signed a three-year contract with the Serbian team Crvena zvezda. On January 29, 2014, he officially parted ways with Crvena zvezda. The next day, he returned to France and signed with Paris-Levallois. On April 15, 2015, he parted ways with Paris.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
On August 20, 2015, Schlib obtained Czech Republic citizenship and became a naturalized player for the Czech Republic national basketball team. He represented the Czech Republic at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
- LUC Player Bio. Retrieved 2007-09-24.
- NBA.com Draft Profile. Retrieved 2007-09-24.
- ÉS Chalon-sur-Saône. Eurobasket.com. Retrieved on October 30, 2009.
- "Blake Schilb (encore) MVP". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 24 April 2013.
- "Chalon officially keeps Blake Schilb". 2 August 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
- "Galatasaray made a crazy offer for Schilb. Player turned it down". Sportando. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
- "Red Star signs Blake Schilb". Sportando. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
- "Zvezda i Šilb okončali saradnju" (in Serbian). kkcrvenazvezda.rs. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
- "Blake Schilb signe au Paris Levallois" (in French). parislevallois.com. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
- "Blake Schilb leaves Paris-Levallois". Sportando.com. April 15, 2015. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- "Galatasaray lands veteran swingman Schilb". Eurocupbasketball.com. July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
- "Blake Schilb extends with Galatasaray". Eurohoops.net. July 28, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
- "Principio de acuerdo con el estadounidense Blake Schilb". realbetisbaloncesto.com (in Spanish). September 30, 2017. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
- "Schilb ready to play for Czech Republic". eurohoops.net. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Blake Schilb.|