Blake Grable

Corona del Mar High's Blake Grable was the Daily Pilot High School Athlete of the Week in February. (DON LEACH / February 1, 2013)

While Grable's team is playoff bound, Ireland's might not be.

Grable says he's a huge fan of the Lakers. He listens to Ireland call their games on the radio when he's doing homework.

As to why the Lakers are struggling, Grable asked one of his coaches and he made sense of what the coach said.

"Too many stars and not enough role players," Grable said, sounding like he was auditioning for his first sports broadcasting job.


Blake Grable

Born: Dec. 18, 1994

Hometown: Newport Beach

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 175 pounds

Sport: Boys' basketball

Year: Senior

Coach: Ryan Schachter

Favorite food: In-N-Out Burger

Favorite movie: "Saving Private Ryan"

Favorite athletic moment: "Club basketball team in eighth grade, when we won nationals."

Week in review: Grable scored all of his 17 points in the second half, leading CdM to a 59-52 win against defending Pacific Coast League champion Woodbridge.

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