Blackmon sets career high, record

11 comments by   |   Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 5:42 pm EDT

A spectacular season continued for 2014 IU recruit James Blackmon Jr. on Wednesday. The 6-foot-2 junior, coming off an ACL injury last year, poured in a career-high 45 points in Fort Wayne Luers’ 101-87 loss to Fort Wayne Snider in the SAC Tournament.

The 45 points also breaks the previous tourney single-game scoring record of 43 previously held by another Luers standout, Deshaun Thomas, now of Ohio State. Thomas set the record as a junior in 2008.

That brings Blackmon’s season average to 392 points per game, which would be the best in the state according to statistical sites MaxPreps and Varvee. He was also averaging better than 10 rebounds a game entering play Wednesday.

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11 comments:
#1
Caleb Moore
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 6:05 PM EDT

39.2 ppg? That’s excellent he came back so well from his surgery. I’d like to hear more about his defensive ability too. He seems to score a lot of points but his team gives more up. Is he decent defensively and its more the team is so weak?

 
#2
coachv
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 6:55 PM EDT

didn’t chuck franz average, like, 50 points in high school before he came to iu?

 
#3
hoosier hock
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 9:14 PM EDT

I was there. He took a LOT of shots to get there and the game was pretty well decided by the 4th quarter. Still, he has a nice stroke and and strong move to the hole. Had a nice put back jam. Defense is weak, and a couple plays near the end he didn’t even bother running back down the court to fake D. His freshman brother (IU offer?) has a nice shot as well.

 
#4
Higgi
Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 12:43 AM EDT

And the pundits say this kid is only a 3-star prospect? Fools!

 
#5
coachv
Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 1:08 AM EDT

wasn’t he number one in the nation when he signed with iu? seems so long ago.

 
#6
GREEN
Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 1:50 AM EDT

The kid is a killer! he’s got MARION GIANT blood in him!

 
#7
Geoff
Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 10:10 AM EDT

Coachv – no… Lyles was #1 in some rankings when he signed. I’ve never seen Blackmon inside the top 20 on any list.

Higgi – I’m not sure which Pundits you’re talking about… ESPN has him at #39 and 4-stars, and Rivals has him at #48 and 4-stars

 
#8
coachv
Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 11:06 AM EDT

green,

i went to marion for a couple of years. when did you go there?

can anyone else remember if blackmon was the top recruit in the nation when he committed to iu before high school?

 
#9
MikeC
Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 4:52 PM EDT

I thought I read when Blackmon verballed that he was the # 1 point guard in his class? Lyles was the # 1 center in his class when he verballed. The article I read had them broke down by positions.

 
#10
coachv
Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 8:28 PM EDT

mikec,

blackmon has never been a point guard. dammit. i thought somebody here would remember he was the top recruit in the country after he graduated 8th grade. now i have to look it up.

 
#11
Mac
Friday, December 28, 2012 - 7:00 PM EDT

Chuck Franz averaged 32.7 points per game. He did score 51 against New Albany in the sectional but he didn’t average 50 points per game.

 


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