Blake McLimans 22
Blake McLimans

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hamburg, N.Y.

High School:
Worcester Academy [Mass.]

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 240

Position:
Forward


04/22/2013

2012-13 Michigan Men's Basketball Roster

2012-13 Michigan Men's Basketball Roster

04/16/2013

Burke Garners Second Team MVP Award at End-of-Season Banquet

Burke Garners Second Team MVP Award at Men's Basketball Banquet

04/05/2013

Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA Final Four

Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA Final Four

03/28/2013

Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA South Regional

Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA South Regional

03/10/2013

Michigan Seniors Grateful for Fan Support

Michigan Seniors Grateful for Fan Support

03/15/2012

Michigan Shootaround - AP Photos

Michigan practices for an NCAA college basketball tournament game against Ohio.

In-Season Bio Updates Acrobat icon

Pronunciation, last name: "muh-CLIMB-enz"

Senior (2012-13) ...Played in 16 games off the bench ... Helped U-M earn the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament South Region and advance to the national championship game for the first time in 20 years, before falling to No. 1 Louisville, 82-76 ... Helped U-M win the program's first NIT Season Tip-Off title ... Helped U-M go undefeated (13-0) in non-conference play for the first time since 1985-86 and match the program's best start (16-0, 1985-86) ... Scored 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds ... Grabbed a season-high three rebounds vs. Eastern Michigan (Dec. 20) and matched it at Michigan State (Feb. 12) ... Averaged 2.5 minutes per game.

Junior (2011-12) ... Helped U-M to its first Big Ten title in 26 years ... Shared conference title with Michigan State and Ohio State ... U-M finished with 13-5 Big Ten record, the most conference wins since 2002-03 ... Helped U-M to a 24-10 record, its best record since the 1997-998 season and its 24th 20-plus win season in U-M history ... Helped U-M to a 15-1 record at Crisler Arena, its best record since the 1989-90 season ... Helped U-M to an 8-1 Big Ten home record, its best conference record at home since 1985-86 ... Helped U-M to its highest seed all-time at the Big Ten Tournament (No. 2) ... Lost in the semifinal to No. 3 seed Ohio State, 77-55 ... Helped U-M to its 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance ... Earned the No. 4 seed in the Midwest region -- its highest seeding since 1998 ... Lost in second round to Ohio, 65-60 ... Helped U-M remain ranked among the nation's top 25 - a span of 19 weeks ... Helped U-M to five wins over nationally ranks opponents, including three top-10 teams ... Played in 30 games off the bench ... Scored 25 points (0.8 ppg) ... Scored a career-high five points vs. Iowa State (Dec. 3) ... Shot 47.6 percent (10-of-21) from the field ... Shot 41.7 percent (5-of-12) from three-point range ... Registered 21 rebounds, seven offensive and 14 defensive ... Grabbed a career-high six rebounds against Alabama A&M (Dec. 17), playing a career-best 15 minutes vs. Alabama A&M (Dec. 17) ... Recorded eight blocks ... Averaged 4.2 minutes ... Played a career-high 15 minutes against Alabama A&M (Dec. 17).

Sophomore (2010-11) ... Helped U-M to a 21-14 record -- the 23rd 20-plus win season in U-M history ... Helped U-M to the semifinal of the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2003 ... Lost to No. 1 seed Ohio State, 68-61 ... Helped U-M to its 22nd NCAA Tournament appearance ... Earned No. 8 seed in the Midwest regional ... Defeated No. 9 Tennessee, 75-45, in the second round to record the largest margin of victory ever in an 8/9 seeded tournament game ... Lost No. 1 seed Duke, 73-71, after missing a game-tying shot as time expired in regulation ... Helped U-M sweep its season series with Michigan State -- the first time for the program since 1996-97 ... Played in 25 games off the bench ... Scored 29 points (1.2 ppg) ... Grabbed 20 rebounds, nine offensive and 11 defensive ... Shot 31.7 percent (13-for-41) from the field ... Shot 5.3 percent (1-for-19) from three-point range ... Attempted two free throws, making both ... Registered three steals ... Had eight blocks ... Played 135 minutes ... Averaged 5.4 minutes per game ... Played 10-or-more minutes in four games ... Played a season-high 13 minutes against USC Upstate (Nov. 13).

Freshman (2009-10) ... U-M's Rudy Tomjanovich Most Improved Player Award ... Did not participate in any games during season ... Continued to contribute during practice and on scout team ... Helped U-M to a 15-17 record ... Helped U-M to the quarterfinal of the Big Ten Tournament ... Lost to No. 1 seed Ohio State, 69-68, after the Buckeyes hit a three-pointer as time expired to win.

Prep Career ... Worcester Academy (2009) ... Coached by Ed Reilly ... Averaged 8.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks ... Helped Worcester Academy to a 18-8 record ... Lost in NEPSAC Class A quarterfinal against Winchendon Academy ... Hamburg High School (2008) ... Coached by Pat Cauley ... Averaged 16.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks ...Three-year varsity letterwinner ... Three-year starter ... Led Hamburg to a 35-24 record ... Hamburg's all-time leader in blocked shots (208), fourth all-time in scoring (968) and fifth in rebounding (553) ... All Western New York, fourth team (2007) and honorable mention (2006) ... ECIC Division II, Player of the Year (2007) ... ECIC Division II, first team (2006) ... Directors Keys for Basketball (2007) ... As a senior (2007-08): Averaged 19.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.7 blocks and 4.0 assists ... Led Hamburg to a 14-6 record ... Helped Hamburg to ECIC Division II conference title -- first in 15 years ... Lost in first round of state playoffs ... Set Hamburg records with 12 blocks against Sweet Home and season blocks record (94) ... Set Hamburg school record going 12-for-12 from the free throw line against Sweet Home ... As a junior (2006-07): Averaged 18.0 points, 9.0 rebounds 3.5 blocks, 3.0 assists per game ... Led Hamburg to 12-8 record ... Lost in second round of state playoffs ... As a sophomore (2005-06): Averaged 11.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 2.0 assists ... Led Hamburg to a 9-10 record ... Lost in second round of state playoffs ... As a freshman (2004-05): Played with junior varsity program ... Coached by Chris Mucica ... Averaged 14.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 1.0 assist ... Led Hamburg JV to 17-3 record ... Other: Three-sport star at Hamburg, lettering in basketball, baseball and volleyball ... Played as an outside hitter in volleyball ... Led Hamburg to two New York State Championships ... 2007 All Western New York second team ... 2007 ECIC Division II conference title ... Right-handed pitcher in baseball with an average fastball of 85-90 mph.

Personal ... Given name is Blake Jeffrey McLimans ... Born on May 1, 1990 in Buffalo, N.Y. ... Son of Christine and Jeffrey McLimans ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Economics major ... Right-handed ... Committed to Michigan (Oct. 28, 2008) ... Signed with Michigan (Nov. 12, 2008) ... Personal Notes ... Father, Jeffrey, was a pitcher in the Detroit Tigers farm system.

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