HD Video: James Blackmon Jr. perfect from field in Junior All-Stars win

  • 06/10/2013 10:44 am in

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — 2014 Marion guard and IU commitment James Blackmon Jr. went a perfect 5-for-5 from the field on Saturday night as the Indiana Junior All-Stars beat Kentucky 86-73 at St. Xavier High School.

Blackmon Jr. finished with 13 points and with a total of 40 points in two wins over Kentucky, a team-high. Watch all five of Blackmon Jr.’s buckets from Saturday in the embedded media player below:

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  • CreamandCrimson

    You can never be sure about how a high school player’s skills will translate to college (and from college to the NBA). Rebounding tends to be the most translatable (this speaks very well for Noah Vonleh!) and scoring tends to not be all that translatable. That being said, I am sure as I possibly can be when I say that I believe James Blackmon Jr. is going to be able to score at a pretty high rate when he arrives in Bloomington for the 2014 season. He’s a great shooter and a great scorer. I don’t care where he ends up being ranked, he’s going to be a terrific offensive force in Bloomington, I’m (almost) sure of it.

  • SCHoosier

    Agree…Crean has often said he wants IU to play D so hard that the kids will think twice about rushing down floor and taking a quick (bad) shot on offense….thereby wasting the extended defensive effort. Generally I agree with that..but that tenant will be test wihen JBjr shows up..like Alford..Guyton and others…when he’s open (early or late in the shot clock) I think TC will want him to put it up. Just too good of a shooter not
    too.

  • MillaRed

    Injury or no injury the kid is a fine example of how recruiting rankings are really, really dumb.

  • IUMIKE1

    Yep, couldn’t agree more. Looks like Stan will have a fine & feathery fellow team mate in the backcourt.