By Jeremy McDonald
AMITY, Ore.– The journey of Zac Blake continues as the Amity senior is committing to play basketball at Multnomah University and for the guard, it’s been a dream that’s coming true.
“This is an incredible day and feeling for me and my family. We are a family full of basketball players who didn’t make it to this point,” starts Blake. “A lot of pressure was put on me by myself to become the one to make it out and change our family cycle of struggles. I want to make my loved ones proud as well as prove myself to all the people that hated and told me I couldn’t make it.
“This is my dream come true, since I was 6 years old shooting in the rain for hours with my brother Austin. All I’ve wanted and all he’s ever wanted for me was to make it to a four year. And I am so thankful for this opportunity to play at the next level. It took a lot of work to get to this point, but my dreams are further than just this. There is a lot of work to be put in.”
The Lions joined the Cascade Collegiate Conference in the NAIA in 2015 after being in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) prior in joining the CCC and the NAIA.
For Blake, who’s joining a Multnomah University squad that went 9-21 this past season, his goals are to better himself as a athlete with the drive that has gotten him to this point in his athletic career.
The biggest thing I am looking to improve on is my strength and the tempo of the game. I need to learn to play at my tempo and not let bigger stronger faster players control the way I play!,” said Blake. “And just having this opportunity is enough to keep the fire going. Everyone is doubting me at this very moment and I know that I am going to prove them wrong.”