Overview: Nickname is Cush ... Has the ability to knock down shots at critical parts of the game ... Tremendous shooter out of high school that has struggled to be consistent from long range in college ... Improved in league play in 2009-10, shooting 44 percent from three as compared to 34 percent in all games ... Strong player that can guard the post ... Tore his ACL in the preseason and missed the entire 2010-11 season.
2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS ▪ Started in final five games ▪ Shot 26 percent from three (10-38) in non-conference games, prior to postseason ▪ Bounced back with a .434 percentage (23-53) from three against league opponents ▪ Scored a season-high 23 points versus IPFW (3/8) in semifinals of league tournament ▪ Tallied 10 points versus UMKC (3/6) in quarterfinal action ▪ Averaged 4.0 ppg, 1.6 rpg and 14.0 mpg before The Summit League Tournament ▪ Finished with 13.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 28.3 mpg at the conference championship ▪ Reached double figures in 2-of-3 games at conference championship and five times all year ▪ Had six points and one assist at No. 12 Michigan State (12/10) ▪ Limited NBA prospect Charles Garcia from SeattleU (12/17) to just five points ▪ Posted 11 points in 18 minutes versus Alma College (12/27) ▪ Knocked down a big 3-pointer at Oral Roberts (1/7) as the shot clock was going to expire, finishing with three points, three rebounds and three assists ▪ Went 4-for-5 from the field at Centenary (1/9), tallying 11 points ▪ Helped lead the comeback versus Oral Roberts (2/6) with a 3-pointer at the 13:35 minute mark to give OU the lead for good, going 2-for-2 from three ▪ Had 10 points off the bench versus South Dakota State (2/18), going a season-high 5-of-6 from the charity stripe
2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS ▪ Made 14 starts in 36 games played in ▪ Reached double figure points on six occasions ▪ Led OU in scoring on three occasions ▪ Tallied his only double-double of the season with 14 points and a career-high 10 rebounds versus IPFW (2/14) ▪ Shot a career-best 7 of 9 from the charity stripe in opening round of CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament versus Kent State (3/17) ▪ Poured in a career-high 24 points at IUPUI (2/21), going 8-for-11 from the floor ▪ Went 3 of 4 in The Summit League semifinal game versus South Dakota State (3/9), ending with eight points ▪ Ended a three-point shooting slump of 3-for-17 (.176) over seven games versus Oral Roberts (2/5), going 2-for-4 from behind the arc ▪ Dished out a career-high five assists and tallied a career-high three steals versus Rochester College (12/14)
High School ▪ Four-year letterwinner under coach Dale Teller ▪ Led team to three consecutive MAC Red Championships and two straight district titles ▪ Garnered all-state, all-league and team MVP honors as a senior ▪ Averaged 24.3 points per game, and tallied 102 assists and 73 steals during his final season ▪ Led team to an overall record of 19-4 ▪ Earned all-league, all-county and team MVP honors in his sophomore and junior seasons ▪ Finished his career with over 1,000 points ▪ Broke school records in all-time scoring, points in a single-season and all-time three-point field goals
Personal Full Name: Blake Anthony Cushingberry Birthdate: September 22, 1989 Parents: Marvin and Debbie Cushingberry Brothers: Justin (24), Cody (23) and Drew (13)
CAREER BESTS Points: 24 at IUPUI (2/21/09) Rebounds: 10 vs. IPFW (2/14/09) Assists: 5 vs. Rochester College (12/14/08) Field Goals: 8 (2 times), Last vs. IPFW (3/9/10) Field Goal Attempts: 12 vs. IPFW (3/8/10) 3-Pt. Field Goals: 4 at IUPUI (2/21/09) 3-Pt. FG Attempts: 8 at Southern Utah (12/2/08) Free Throws Made: 7 vs. Kent State (3/17/09) Free Throw Attempts: 9 vs. Kent State (3/17/09) Steals: 3 (4 times), Last vs. IPFW (3/8/10) Blocks: 1 (2 times), Last at Oregon (12/19/09) Minutes: 37 at Iowa (11/23/08)