Around the Hall: Blackmon Jr. out for the season

  • 02/07/2012 11:56 am in

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew. So go ahead, get your read on.

· 2014 Ft. Wayne Luers guard and Indiana commitment James Blackmon Jr. is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee over the weekend in a loss to Indianapolis Tech. Blackmon Jr. was averaging 25.1 points per game.

· Indiana is a No. 4 seed in the East bracket in the latest edition of Bracketology on ESPN.com. The Hoosiers are a No. 5 seed in the Bracket Matrix, which compiles every projection available.

· UMHoops looks at Big Ten efficiency margins in their weekly roundup from around the conference.

· John Stovall of ESPN.com delivers high praise (premium link) for Trey Lyles after Saturday’s recruit classic at Lawrence Central.

· Scout.com updated their 2012 class rankings and the Hoosiers come in at No. 3 nationally.

· The Big Ten Network has audio from Tom Crean’s weekly appearance on the conference’s coaches teleconference.

· Don Fischer joined Dan Dakich for his weekly appearance and talked about the Hoosiers’ big win in West Lafayette.

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  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I would rather be a 5 seed in Louisville than a 4 seed in Portland….

  • MillaRed

    Blackmon has plenty of time to get back. Never fun to talk ACL’s but his dad will get him through it. He is the peanut butter to Trey’s jelly. They will compliment each other wonderfully.

    If PJ and Buss keep it up this 2012 class will be at the top IMO.

  • HoosierPat

    Amen to that. There would be a lot of IU fans if they play in Louisville. It would be a huge advantage.

  • Miamihoosier

    Anyone ever check out ITH’s archive page on slow news days? Interesting to read what some of the ITH regulars thought about the Crean hire, and who they would of preferred. Anyway, I am logging it into history today, I predict Trey Lyles will be the best freshman in the nation, and that Indiana will be ranked #1 for at least a month of the 2014-15 season

  • Sams212

    Haha love looking at the archive. I love looking at the posts of when the were recruiting people like Tyler Zeller, Tom Prichard, and so on. Also Trey is going to be an absolute stud. I hope you are right about him and our ranking!

  • Drewp1

    Yeah, seems like IU always plays out west.

  • Drewp1

    Awfully young to tear your ACL, damn. I live in Fort Wayne, kid is awesome to watch, and SO talented.

  • Drewp1

    I’ll go one better, I say IU will be ranked #1 next year at some point.

  • Drewp1

    I’ll go one better, I say IU will be ranked #1 next year at some point.

  •  So sad to hear, got to be extremely frustrating for him at so young. He will be able to heal and be a stronger competitor after however. Maybe he can get a chance to talk to Mo Creek…

  • hardcore_hoosier

    I was at the game when he was injured.  Blackmon caught up on a fast break and made a very impressive block and it caused him to lose a little control in the air and come down awkwardly.  Torn acl was what I was afraid happened based on the way he landed and reacted. Have to wish him the best recovery.  Can only imagine how frustrating that has to be for him.

  • walton

    take your time and get well James

  • Kennydescombes

    The thought that Blackmon and Lyles are already verbally committed is one heck of a foundation for a unbelievable recruiting class.  The only question is who from the earlier classes will still be around for them to fit in with?  Surely Zeller will be off to the NBA, and of course Oladipo and Sheehey will have graduated.  Is it likely that Yogi, and Hallowell would also be off to the NBA?  What about Perea, certainly if he developes quickly in college, he could be a early possible departure as well?  But just from what we know, we could be looking at Jurkin starting as a Junior, Lyles playing the PF, Davis Jr. or Hartman starting at SF, Blackmon Jr. at SG; would that leave Patterson or Remy Able to run the point, assuming that Crean doesn’t find a true PG to come in with the 2014 class?