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Senior shooting guard Justice reserves spot in VSU history

Blake Justice (right) former Blazer basketball player, was named assistant coach over the summer.
Blake Justice took his talents from Ohio to Georgia, and the Blazers are certainly thankful.

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer

Justice is originally from Peebles, Ohio. While there, he broke the scoring and league record of Peebles High School.

Before becoming a Blazer, Justice played collegiate basketball at Akron University. Injuries prompted Justice to transfer, where connections then came into play.

“I dealt with a little injury problems coming out of high school and at Akron,” said Justice “I did not want to sit out going from D1 to D1 so when I started looking, our television guy at Akron actually coached my father and coach Helfer in college so they had a connection, and after talking to the coaches and seeing the campus, I had my mind made up.”

Justice is currently the Blazers leading scorer this season and sixth in the conference averaging 15.6 points per game. He has connected on 56 three-point field goals this season. His scoring and shooting prowess has made Justice just the 22nd player in school history to eclipse 1,000 points for his/her career. He is also just the seventh player to reach the mark in three years of play.

Even with all the buzzer-beaters and records, Justice is looking to accomplish more

“Obviously, the ultimate goal is an NCAA championship and we are putting ourselves in a situation right now to be one of the top teams in the conference going into the tournament,” said Justice. “Everyone wants to win and make it to the big dance. I feel like this the type of team that if we make it to the NCAA tournament, you never know what could happen.”

The Blazers are tied for tops in the conference in home wins. Justice stressed the importance of keeping a home court advantage.

“Fans should keep their eyes out because if we make the top four, which we are right now, we are going to have a home tournament game. The home crowd could play a factor in any game”.

Justice and the Blazers’ next contest is on Thursday against West Alabama as they look to gain another conference win.

“Anybody that comes out to the games, I appreciate that and our team really appreciates it,” Justice said.


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