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Washington, DC (Sports Network) - The Washington signed second-round draft choice on Thursday. As per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Blake, a 6-foot-3 guard, was selected with this year's 38th overall pick. He played four seasons at the University of Maryland, helping the team to its 2002 National Championship.

"Steve is a proven winner from a terrific college program and he played well for us during summer league," president of basketball operations Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement. "He showed the ability to lead a team, make plays for his teammates and defend at the pro level."

Blake finished his collegiate career with 972 assists, placing him fifth all- time among the NCAA's assists leaders and fourth all-time in ACC history. He was the first ACC player ever to record at least 1,000 points, 800 assists, 400 rebounds and 200 steals.

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