Ahearn playing for the USA Men's Basketball team.
|Born||May 27, 1984|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in|
|Listed weight||190 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|2008||San Antonio Spurs|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Profile at NBA.com|
Ahearn attended Immacolata School in St. Louis for grade school. He then went to De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis, Missouri. He played three years of varsity. He averaged 17.7 points per game as a junior and 18.5 as a senior. He was an All-Metro Selection his junior and senior years and an All-State selection his junior year. In his junior year he broke his hand in the divisional semifinal game. He was unable to play for the duration of his junior year. His team was state runner-up his junior year losing to Missouri powerhouse St. Louis Vashon in the state championship game.
Ahearn played collegiately for the Missouri State Bears from 2003–2007. He was poised to finish his career with four straight NCAA free-throw titles but failed, and finished with an accuracy of 92.5% during his senior year. He finished his college career as a 94.6% free throw shooter, 435 for 460, all-time best percentage. He also holds a single-season record at 97.5%. He made 60 consecutive free-throws twice in his career (December 20, 2003 through February 14, 2004 and December 19, 2004 to February 26, 2005) which are school and Missouri Valley Conference records. He missed his final attempt against the San Diego State Aztecs in the NIT on March 24, 2007, his final college game. He holds the career record for career three-pointers at Missouri State with 276, and was selected the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Freshman of the Year (2004), also being a two-time all-MVC first teamer (2006 and 2007). He came within one game each season of making the NCAA tournament and failed to reach any. His team lost in double overtime to Northern Iowa in the MVC Tournament finals his freshman year and to Creighton in the MVC finals his sophomore year. His team was rated 21st in the RPI his junior year and a 33rd his senior year, which included a win over #7 in the nation Wisconsin.
In the 2007–2008 season, Ahearn played with the NBA Development League's Dakota Wizards. He worked his way to the starting lineup, averaging 19 points, with a 96% free-throw percentage, shooting 49% from the field and 44% from 3-point range in 41 games.
On March 21, 2008, Ahearn was signed to a 10-day contract by the NBA's Miami Heat, whose roster had been depleted by injuries. On March 27, Ahearn scored a team-high 15 points in a loss to the Detroit Pistons.
On April 10, Ahearn was named the Rookie of the Year of the D-League and All-NBA Development League Second Team.
Despite posting a solid NBA preseason during which he averaged 8 points per game, Ahearn was cut by the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 23, 2008. After being waived by the Timberwolves he joined the Dakota Wizards of the D-League. On November 16, Ahearn was signed by the San Antonio Spurs becoming the 2008-09 season's first D-League call-up. Ahearn was in camp with the Wizards prior to signing with the Spurs. On November 30, Ahearn was assigned to the Spurs' D-League affiliate Austin Toros.
On December 15, 2008, The San Antonio Spurs announced today that they have waived guard Blake Ahearn.The 6-2, 190-pound Ahearn was originally signed by San Antonio on November 1. He appeared in three games for the Silver and Black where he averaged 2.7 points in 6.3 minutes. Ahearn was assigned to the Austin Toros on November 30. In six games with the Toros, he averaged 18.8 points, 6.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 34.3 minutes.