14 Jessica Blakeslee
14 Jessica Blakeslee
Height: 5-10
Year: So.
Hometown: Mercer Island, Wash.
High School: Mercer Island
Position: G

2017-18 (Sophomore):
Blakeslee played in 28 games making 10 starts as a sophomore, averaging 18.4 minutes, 4.6 points, and 2.6 rebounds per game. Tied her career-high 14 points on 4-of-7 from the field and behind the arc against Loyola Marymount (Dec. 30) and added 12 against UC Merced (Nov. 15) on 5-of-8 from the field and 2-of-5 from the three-point range. Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds against Brown University (Nov. 25) and played a career-high 31 minutes against Brigham Young University (Jan. 6). She grabbed a total of 73 rebounds with 38 of them on the offensive boards.

2016-17 (Freshman):
Blakeslee played in 23 games as a freshman, hitting 25 three-pointers and scoring 92 points. Tallied a career-high 14 points on 4-of-7 from three-point range against William Jessup (Dec. 21) and added 11 against San Jose State (Nov. 18) on 3-of-5 from behind the arc. Recorded three steals in the West Coast Conference Championship first round win over Pepperdine (Mar. 2) while hitting 2-of-3 from deep for six points. Of her 38 rebounds, 18 came on the offensive glass. Grabbed a career-best five rebounds against BYU (Jan. 21) with six points.

High School:
Jessica Blakeslee, a 5-10 guard from Mercer Island, Washington. Blakeslee is a three-time All-King County League selection who played for Mercer Island High School under head coach Gillian d'Hondt (a Pacific women's basketball player from 2000-04). Blakeslee averaged 12.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for the Islanders last season and with 763 career points is on pace to hit 1,000 this season. Her career best game came against Wilson last year, when she scored 26 points with 11 rebounds, five steals and three assists. A three-sport athlete, Blakeslee also dabbled in soccer and tennis before focusing on basketball only as a junior. Blakeslee is also a member of the National Honors Society.

Personal:
"Jess is a great shooter with a high basketball I.Q., and an even better work ethic," head coach Bradley Davis commented announcing her signing. "What really stood out about Jess throughout the recruiting process was how much her coaches trusted and kept her on the floor.  Jess' competitiveness is second to none, and she has a toughness about her that sets the tone for her teams.  We are thrilled that Jess has chosen to be Tiger."