“I just got cleared to do everything that I want to do,” Blackmon said Thursday during the Gym Rats Basketball Association National Championship at Spiece Fieldhouse. “I am just taking a little time to get ready, and I don’t want to rush it.”
Wearing street clothes and no brace on his left knee, he watched his Spiece Indy Heat teammates beat the Illinois Wolves 66-63 in the first game of the tournament.
“That’s been the hardest part for me because I want to be out there,” Blackmon said. “I have been rooting my teammates on, and I have been a student of the game.”