Video: James Blackmon Jr. interview at Pro Basketball Combine

  • 05/17/2017 12:23 pm in

Indiana junior guard James Blackmon Jr. has hired an agent and will remain in the 2017 NBA draft. Earlier this week, he participated in the Pro Basketball Combine at IMG Academy in Florida and met with several teams, including the Suns, Spurs, Magic, Clippers, Cavs, Thunder, Jazz, Pelicans and Timberwolves.

Basketball Insiders caught up with Blackmon Jr. for an interview, which is available below:

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  • iubase

    Smart move of JBJ’s part. He may be in the best shape since college. If lateral mobility returns he will have a shot. I still think he has the best jump shot in the Draft, and scoring is an important commodity. Smart kid, great shooter, great family – wish him the best.

  • Mark Bando

    JBJ won’t have to be “the man” in the pros. Just a guy who can come off the bench, hit a few threes and give a team a spark. Good luck JBJ. I hope the bulls give you a look.

  • sarge

    Happy for you JBJ! I am proud that he is getting to live his dream after all that he has been through with his various injuries. Now he has his degree and is in the best position to succeed in his professional career. Thank you for reppin Indiana James, and good luck sir!

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    i appreciate his work ethic, admire his scoring ability, and respect that he stayed out of trouble and earned a degree. so while he won’t be one of those players who i hold near and dear to my heart (i.e. cwat, cz, cal, smart, etc…), i absolutely wish him well and would love to see him in the nba some day.

  • SCHoosier

    Pro’s these days want shooters. James can do that and get to the hole. Probably can play regular season defense for a team…nobody pushes it hard until the playoffs and then its foul feast..not many called.

  • KelvinSampson87

    I don’t see JBJ on an NBA court anytime soon but hope he proves me wrong. Like @[email protected]:disqus said he always worked hard and represented the program with integrity and I think made IUBB a better overall program. I really thought coming back next year was the best decision for him and the program but it wasn’t my decision to make.

  • Todd Lindeman

    I think that what he said about getting a label was absolutely true. Unfortunately he didn’t get put in the right senario @ IU to dispel the labels such as “not playing with effort or not playing defense” I really wish he would have come back for one more year. He really was one of those rare shooting talents that don’t come around very often. He will be missed.

    Good luck JBJ!

  • Hoosier Hall

    I would say it’s a close call between JBJ and Luke Kennard for best shooter in the draft. Kennard has a beautifully smooth shot.

  • Jolene Smythe

    He’s 6-3 and not athletic. He would be eaten alive in the NBA

  • Jolene Smythe

    Why? I would be so pissed if my team drafted him. Definition of undersized one dimensional player

  • Jolene Smythe

    My god you have to be joking. Do you watch the NBA at all? He has zero chance of making a roster. “Get to the hole” LOL

  • Mr.Bailey

    I think you’re wrong.I don’t think he’ll be as good as Steph Curry but their games have a lot of similarities.