Indiana loses Four Star Point Guard James Blackmon Jr.


Tough break for the Hoosiers storied program, as 2014 Marion High’s own James Blackmon Jr. decommitted earlier today. Blackmon is a 6’3, 170 lb point guard out of Marion, Indiana, who originally committed to Indiana back in September of 2010. According to ESPN, he is ranked as the third best player in the state of Indiana and ranked fifth at the point guard position. This is a huge loss for Indiana as surprisingly enough, Blackmon was the Hoosiers’ only commit for 2014.  This comes as sort of surprise, that one of the top teams in all of college basketball has now zero recruits coming in, and the fact that Blackmon would decommit from this well known program.


Sources say Blackmon Jr. is open to a number of schools, including the University of Kentucky, where his father, James Blackmon Sr., was a collegiate All-American in the 1980s. Blackmon Sr. spoke out about his son’s decision, and strangely enough states that “Hoosiers still have a chance”. Also on Blackmon’s Twitter feed,  read "I never said I wouldn't end up at IU," “I still love Indiana”. It will be interesting to see if Indiana recruits him for a second time, and persuades him to come back. Tom Crean could sure use him, with the huge shoes to fill especially in the point guard position, losing Victor Oladipo in the draft. Theres still time left till opening tip-off, but Indiana sure has seen better days.

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