After rumors surfaced on Saturday stating that James Blackmon Jr. would seek a transfer after the season, the Hoosier guard released a statement via IU media relations regarding his future:
Indiana University sophomore guard James Blackmon, Jr. is focusing on helping his team get ready for the upcoming NCAA Tournament and the rehab of his surgically repaired knee so he can return to full health and resume his playing career next season.
“There is no validity to anything being said about my future other than I will be an Indiana Hoosier,” said Blackmon prior to practice on Sunday. “Besides working to get healthier, I’m going to help my teammates prepare for the NCAA Tournament. I’m obviously disappointed I can’t play, but the players and coaches have helped me through my injury and I want to be a leader for them.”
He was averaging 15.8 points per game prior to being hurt before the teams Big Ten opener at Rutgers., IU is 21-0 anytime he shot 47.0 percent or higher from the field. He is the Big Ten sophomore class career leader in scoring averaging 15.7 ppg.
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