James Blackmon Jr.
When James Blackmon Jr. scheduled his college announcement for halftime of Thursday’s Louisiana Monroe-Troy football game on ESPNU, he figured he would be using that to commit to Kentucky. He had narrowed his choices to the Wildcats— his father’s school and a recruiting superpower under coach John Calipari — and Indiana, the school he had [...]
James Blackmon Jr., the Marion guard who was committed to Indiana for three years before de-committing this summer, posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday that he will take a visit to Indiana this weekend. Blackmon is also considering Kentucky and Michigan among others and visited Kentucky for Big Blue Madness last weekend.
By October of 2010, Indiana already had two commitments for the 2014 class from players who either hadn’t played in their first high school game. Trey Lyles and James Blackmon Jr. both had enough success as middle school players that suggested they could be among the top players in the nation in their class, and [...]
PREGAME: Here at Sullivan for tonight’s Indiana All-Star scrimmages. Bloomington South standout Lauren Whitlatch and IU recruit Maura Muensterman are Junior girls, and IU signee Jenn Anderson is a girls’ All-Star. The boys’ scrimmage features IU signees Devin Davis and Collin Hartman among the All-Stars and IU recruit James Blackmon, Jr., on the Juniors, alongside [...]
FORT WAYNE — James Blackmon Jr. couldn’t stand being forced to watch the games from the sidelines, and yet he kept doing it. The 6-foot-2 guard and Indiana 2014 commitment watched from the sidelines during each of Fort Wayne Bishop Luers’ remaining games in the 2011-2012 season after he suffered an ACL tear on Feb. [...]
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 [...]
FORT WAYNE — With the clock running in his team’s first game of bracket play at the Bill Hensley Memorial Run N’ Slam All-Star Classic at Spiece Fieldhouse in Fort Wayne, Trey Lyles decided to take over a game his team had long since lost control of. On back-to-back possessions, he rammed the ball through [...]