Big East, First Round
Marquette vs. Coppin State on Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, in Milwaukee. (AP Photos)
Marquette Men's Basketball vs. Morgan State Photos by Maggie Casey
Marquette Men's Basketball vs. UMBC Photos by Maggie Casey
Marquette Men's Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan Photos by Maggie Casey
2006-07 Season Notes: Played three minutes against Hillsdale Coll. (Nov. 10) ... played 14 minutes against Detroit (Nov. 13), scoring six points, grabbing two rebounds, blocking a shot and recording two steals ... scored a career best eight points and had a career high seven rebounds against Eastern Mich. (Nov. 18) ... tallied a career high two blocks in 11 minutes vs. North Dakota State (Dec. 2) ... scored four points in 12 minutes against UMBC (Dec. 16) ... in a career long 20 minutes scored six points and grabbed three rebounds vs. Morgan State (Dec. 22).
2004-06: Will have two years of eligibility remaining after spending the previous two seasons at Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) ... a major contributor during his two seasons with the Blue Storm, Blackledge averaged 10.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.2 blocks and shot 56-percent from the field in leading his team to 34 victories and a sixth place finish in the NJCAA national tournament in his last season ... possess a seven-foot wingspan and blocked 230 shots during his two years at SWIC ... was named First Team All-Great Rivers Athletic Conference in 2005-06 and an honorable mention NJCAA All-American.
High School: Two-year letter winner at Carbondale High School...As a senior, led his team to the Illinois State Tournament final four by averaging 10 points, five rebounds and three blocked shots...was named first team all-division and conference, and honorable mention all-state.
Personal: Born November 24, 1985...son of Kimberly Rivers...has two older brothers, Brandon and Jarvis Rivers, and two young sisters, Jade Blackledge and Breonna Clemons...majors in communications studies.
Blackledge's Career Stats