James Blackmon Jr. Archive

Video: James Blackmon Jr. interview at Nike Hoop Summit

Via Pete Christopher of Oregon Live:

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Around the Hall: Blackmon Jr. tops list of incoming Big Ten freshmen

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Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall staff.

· James Blackmon Jr. tops the list of incoming Big Ten freshmen according to Tom Dienhart of BTN.com.

· Indiana signee Robert Johnson lived up to his billing and was named the All-Metro player of the year in Richmond.

· The Hoosiers have expressed interest in Boston College transfer Ryan Anderson along with Washington, San Diego State, Arizona, Iowa State, New Mexico and others.

· Indiana is mentioned with Canadian class of 2014 big man Link Kabadyundi according to Hoops Hype Canada.

· The official IU Athletics YouTube account has highlights of Will Sheehey’s play in the 2014 Reese’s All-Star Game.

· Austin Etherington is scheduled to visit Butler, Missouri State and potentially New Mexico.

· Class of 2014 Morgan Park (Ill.) forward Josh Cunningham will take his fifth and final official visit this weekend.

· Dan Hanner of RealGM is out with his way-too-early projections for the 2014-2015 season.

· Despite multiple reports otherwise, the father of Michigan guard Nik Stauskas maintains that his son is undecided on the NBA.

· The Washington Post evaluates Maryland’s roster for next season following three transfers that were announced this week.

· Penn State freshman guard Graham Woodward has decided to leave the Nittany Lions program.

Blackmon Jr. finishes third in Mr. Basketball voting

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Class of 2014 Indiana signee James Blackmon Jr. finished third in voting for the state’s Mr. Basketball award behind Trey Lyles and Trevon Bluiett, The Indianapolis Star announced today.

Lyles, a Kentucky signee, won the award with 117 votes and was followed by Bluiett, a Xavier signee, with 108 votes.

Blackmon Jr., who played his senior season at Marion after playing his first three high school seasons at Ft. Wayne Luers, finished third with 95 votes.

Lyles (Indianapolis Tech, Class 4A) and Bluiett (Park Tudor, Class 2A) both won state championships this past season.

Blackmon Jr., who is ninth on the state’s all-time scoring list with 2,387 points, has two busy weekends ahead. This coming Saturday he’ll play in the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon and he will then play in the Jordan Brand Classic on Friday, April 18 in Brooklyn.

Video: James Blackmon Jr. McDonald’s All-American Game highlights

James Blackmon Jr. scored 13 points — 10 of which came in the second half — for the East squad in their 105-102 loss to the West at the United Center on Wednesday evening in the McDonald’s All-American Game.

Watch his highlights below:

Photo Gallery: James Blackmon Jr. at the McDonald’s All-American game

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Check out 17 photos of James Blackmon Jr. from his time this week in Chicago for the 2014 McDonald’s All-American game in the embedded photo gallery after the jump. The 2014 McDonald’s All-American game airs tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

All photos courtesy of Brian Spurlock for the McDonald’s All-American game.

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Video: James Blackmon Jr. at McDonald’s All-American Media Day

James Blackmon Jr. met with the media at the United Center this afternoon in anticipation of Wednesday evening’s McDonald’s All-American Game.

Watch as he talks about winning last night’s 3-point contest, his high school season and his thoughts on next year’s IU squad in the embedded media player below:

Notebook: Blackmon Jr. wins McDonald’s 3-point contest

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McDonald’s All-American week is off to a very good start for Marion guard James Blackmon Jr.

The 6-foot-3 Indiana-bound senior won the McDonald’s All-American 3-point shootout on Monday night at the University of Chicago’s Gerald Ratner Athletic Center.

Blackmon Jr. scored 23 points in the event to beat Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis (20), Duke’s Grayson Allen (14) and undecided Myles Turner (10).

Here’s video of Blackmon Jr’s performance:

The future Hoosier then beat Tennessee signee Alex Middleton in the boys’ vs. girls’ 3-point shootout, 20-19. 

The McDonald’s All American Game will air live Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Cunningham sets decision date

Class of 2014 Morgan Park (Ill.) forward Josh Cunningham, rated 107th nationally in the 247Composite, will announce his college decision on Wednesday, Apr. 9.

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