Video: James Blackmon Jr. Indiana-All Stars highlights

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Incoming Indiana freshman and Marion product James Blackmon Jr. scored 41 points last Friday as the Indiana All-Stars beat Kentucky, 104-94, at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

The 41-point effort by Blackmon Jr. tied Oscar Robertson (1956) for the third highest ever in the series. Only George McGinnis (53, Indiana, 1969) and Jim McDaniels (42, Kentucky, 1967) have scored more.

The McDonald’s All-American guard was 13-of-26 from the field, 4-of-9 on 3-pointers and 11-of-13 from the free throw line in 39 minutes. He also had four rebounds, three steals, two turnovers and an assist.

Selected highlights from Blackmon Jr.’s performance are available after the jump.

  • MillaRed

    We are a nation of unique individuals. lol

  • MillaRed

    Always a compliment to hear from a guy I’ve never heard of. OMG a star just landed in my back yard! It has begun!!!

  • Oldfan

    MillaRed. Since there are a significant number of people with low IQ’s who post on this site, please avoid the use of sarcasm so that everyone can understand.

  • MillaRed

    More humor OMG run for the hills!!!!!

    Some just didn’t get it that’s fine. There is only one guy that got personal no worries. We had a bad season, bad off-season.

    MOVE ON PEOPLE! Life is too short.

  • Gregory Spera

    If, and only if, “iampaddle jones” is ALSO being sarcastic, that is one of the best ITH posts, ever.

  • MillaRed

    First is all, stop Babeling. (See what I did there?)

    Secondly, I am indeed a wizard. Or wizzer depending on the activity.

  • MillaRed

    Stockier Allen Iverson???

  • ForeverIU

    I like your optimism.

  • marcusgresham

    Enough! All of you! I’m the resident smartass around here, so everyone back off my turf! Let me translate that for Old Man—stay off my lawn!

  • marcusgresham

    Also remember he is less than 2 years removed from a torn ACL.

  • marcusgresham

    OK Wizard, your analysis? Wait, should that be OK Wizzer, urinalysis?

  • ForeverIU

    Life is too short, but the off-season is too long, damn it!

  • IUMIKE1

    Well you did use just one exclamation point, just sayin’. lol

    The latest internet game craze, ” Sarcastic or Serious” then it would more than likely have to be followed by something like, “take the test and see how your score compares with these celebrities and experts.

  • IUMIKE1

    It’s not your fault Milla, as president of your fan club I am here to defend you and point out to everyone that no one can fairly accuse you of being forgetfull or noncaring with as many fans as you have, humaningly impossible (see I even made up a new word to defend your honor).

    Sarcasm or serious, let’s have iampaddlejones decide, can never have too many laughs during the off-season, especially this one. Maybe the reason we don’t recognize his name is because Alex has invented him to secretly help all of us make it through a difficult off-season without hurting anyone’s pride.

  • PocketHoosier

    He doesn’t remind me of Steph Curry at all. Stephen uses a 10 o’clock, single motion index wrist action and Blackmon uses a square, double motion, traditional wrist action with occasional unwanted English from his guide hand (that seems to have gotten better since high school ball ended)

  • http://Insidethehall.com/ HoosierKen73

    I’m sure that was pretty much all ‘tongue in cheek’ or at least I hope so.. Wasn’t it Milla?
    Just like up above where Ace132 says, “Not very explosive”, “Can’t go right”,,, not sure if that was ‘tongue in cheek’ or just plain not very smart. I think he’ll be showing us all what ‘explosive’ really means. I also think Milla generally knows what he’s talking about.. so some of that has to be in ‘jest’…

  • http://Insidethehall.com/ HoosierKen73

    You’re right, since you can’t see the guy’s face.. you often can’t get the true meaning of what he’s saying. You have to really lay it on really thick, or it can be mistaken easily.

  • ace132

    To me, that was a straight line drive. The defense gave him an opening to the left and JBJ rightly took it. I was more referencing when he is looking to break someone down off the dribble, he heavily favors going right. Obviously i could be wrong, i’m purely judging off of youtube videos ive seen. 7 second mark, 2:47 second mark just as 2 examples.

  • Outoftheloop

    Jay had talent, but he was not a strong worker. James is both!

  • Outoftheloop

    With a better shot % at this stage.

  • Outoftheloop

    Good facts!

  • Outoftheloop

    We can hope!

  • Outoftheloop

    Is that done in a cup or a gallon jug?

  • Outoftheloop

    Yes, just like we were disappointed with his IN All-Star games…oh, wait, we weren’t!

  • Outoftheloop

    Much better than Woody Allen, oh, wrong entertainment sector!

  • Outoftheloop

    When Milla is straightforward, that IS when he is really hard to understand!

  • Outoftheloop

    Yes, when are those games in Canada going to start?

  • Outoftheloop

    Would that equate to “rock garden” in AZ?

  • Outoftheloop

    NO serious basketball person pays ANY attention to our posts. This is a cheap form of psychotherapy!

  • Outoftheloop

    As the well paid commentators often say: “it is a make or miss league”, at least in the play-offs. You can never have too many “makers”!

  • Outoftheloop

    I actually had 1 of those washing machines…or was it a “warshing” machine?

  • marcusgresham

    Scorpion farm

  • ForeverIU

    August 18-23. You can find details at iuhoosiers dot com men’s basketball (under “More Headlines). They play Carleton on Aug. 11. This quote from the article: “Carleton has won 10 of the last 12 CIS championships and beat Wisconsin last summer and took Syracuse to overtime. Ottawa was the top seeded team in last year’s CIS Championship and fell to Carleton in last year’s national final. They defeated TCU, 90-74 in an exhibition last summer.”

  • MillaRed

    Assembly Hall fans will not be pleased when he dunks on two players………..

    My God if I laid it any thicker I would be building a flipping bridge!

  • MillaRed

    Nicely done. 3 point swish.

    On JBJ? What is there to analyze? He’s got “it.” Which means there is no way in H you are stopping him. Those lanes will collapse in the B1G, and I expect Yogi and RJ (and anyone else that dares shoot a 3-pointer) to be the beneficiary.

    I said it a long time ago, I am more excited about JBJ than other other CTC IU recruit up this point. Thank God he stayed with The Hoosiers.

  • MillaRed

    We’ve been doing this since day one Mike. The new guys ’round here don’t realize I’m looking for a laugh more times than not. Because this is COLLEGE BASKETBALL darn it! It’s stuff to get upset about, even in the offseason????

  • BMusic

    You just blew my mind, Pocket

  • ForeverIU

    I am going to predict a best case scenario. Instead of the 69 points per game (your numbers), I predict 79 per game, which even with a not-stellar defense will have us competing for top spot in the Big. I will give Max/Tim/Jeremiah/Hartman 4 points combined. Add 4 points to TW (he has to take his game to another level, and signs are he might, also will become a 3-pt threat). Stan has to improve, and I think he will, so I give him 10 pts a game. This adds up to 79 points a game (the 2012-13 and 2011-12 average), and if defense is more than decent, we could beat anyone. Feeling optimistic today.

  • HoosierGrampy

    JBJ has had the benefit of being helped/guided along the way by his Dad. My reference to Jay Edwards was simply to point out that the way they play, shoot and handle the rock are hauntingly similar…just the same as there are a lot of similarities with his Dad’s game (but being a UK baller, I didn’t want to say anything about that).

  • HoosierGrampy

    Much of whatever success this team enjoys in the 2014-15 season is going to depend upon how much Ferrell shares the rock with others who are just as capable of scoring–if not more so–than himself. It is NOT imperative for him to score 15-18 ppg or play for 35 minutes for this team to do well. However, IMO it will be imperative for him and CTC to get and keep others involved by creating opportunities for them to take advantage of their particular skill set (take it to the rack, shoot a floater, mid-range jumper or 3, set or come off a screen, back-cut, etc). 79 without solid defense will probably put IU somewhere between 6th-10th place…Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, OSU, Wisconsin, MSU and Michigan all return a nucleus capable of scoring at least that many pts…and we have no proven stopper (shot blocker/rebounder) in the middle, several who are capable of becoming consistent lock-down defenders (Johnson, Robinson, Davis, Hoetzel{?}) and a boat load of un-tested talents who are simply question marks at this juncture.

  • ForeverIU

    Great points. I think we will see Yogi score less and give more assists. 79 points a game would be hard to top by ANY team in the Big. Last year, Iowa shot 81 ppg. The next best were MSU at 76 ppg and Wisconsin at 74 ppg, to give some examples. 79 points is indeed a high expectation, but I believe it is consistent with what CTC is shooting for (pun intended, lol). Of course, solid defense is a given in my prediction (but it doesn’t have to be much better than we’ve had over the last three years, if we are producing at 79 points a game).

    Troy averaged 13 ppg in 28 minutes of play in the last four games of the season. I’m hoping this is an omen of what’s to come.

  • HoosierGrampy

    If Troy continues learning how to play within himself, he could blow up the B1G this year! Devin and Hanner also gave some encouraging signs in the last few games of the 2013-14 season. While the backcourt ballers are capable of producing some stellar stats and highlights, I am hopeful that these 3 young men and Max will be equally significant parts of whatever success our Hoosiers have this coming season.

  • SCHoosier

    If Yogi outscores Blackmon next year..IU has a problem with its offensive execution. They don’t call’em “shooting guards” for nothing!??

  • SCHoosier

    I hope Yogi becomes a “rock sharer”..and not a “brick layer.” Guess it all depends how big of stones TC has when calling the plays. Coach has sid tis coming year is about offense and scoring…without4 and 5 established players..I would agree with that. If our shooters have the sh I hope they let it gflt..cause seond chancepoints wll likely be far ad few bertween.

  • HoosierFrom812

    Just wait until Coach Jackson (Strength & Conditioning) fine tunes our gem James! He’s going to get that explosiveness some of you doubt. I’ll bet the house on it!

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