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  • Jason Staker

Blake Manning: From Basketball Triumphs to TikTok Stardom, A Multi-Talented Titan

From being a star on our impressive basketball team to garnering millions of views and followers on Tik Tok, Blake Manning has already found great success.

Manning has accomplished impressive feats on Tik Tok, boasting an impressive two million followers and over one hundred million likes. “I loved dancing and entertaining people so I tried Tik Tok, and I blew up,” said Manning when asked about how he got started with Tik Tok.

Manning isn’t only a star on social media, but also on the basketball court. He believes, “one of my biggest achievements is winning CIF because of the hard work and dedication it took.”

This year the Tesoro Varsity Boys Basketball team made it to state finals after becoming CIF-SS Division 2AA champions with a win against Orange Lutheran. As the starting point guard, Manning was an integral part of the team, breaking both the school record for assists in a game and assists in a season. “My favorite moment was going to Fresno on our team trip and bonding with my brothers,” said Manning.

The team chemistry is palpable, as much of the team played together from middle school through high school.

Despite his celebrity status on social media and dominance on the court, Manning works hard in the classroom and is well-liked by his teachers and peers. He will attend California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (SLO) and study to become an actor.

While his followers, as well as many Titans, may ask for a picture, Manning is just like any other student at Tesoro. He enjoys spending his free time hanging out with friends, playing basketball, making TikToks, playing video games, and working out. Manning's dedication and passion in all aspects of his life illustrate that he will undoubtedly achieve great success in his future endeavors after graduation.



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