IU offers 2016 guard Vijay Blackmon

  • 10/22/2012 8:03 am in

Indiana coach Tom Crean extended a scholarship offer to 2016 recruit Vijay Blackmon, the younger brother of 2014 commit James Blackmon Jr., over the weekend.

It was Vijay Blackmon’s first offer, though Purdue has also shown early interest.

Vijay Blackmon, a 6-foot-2, 160-pound shooting guard, is currently a freshman at Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne.

“I’m just really proud of him because that’s one of the things I wanted for him, for him to make his own name,” James Blackmon Jr. told Inside the Hall on Sunday. “He worked hard for it, so I was just really proud.”

Blackmon Jr. knows it will be hard for his little brother to stay patient and put in his due diligence in the recruiting process because of how hot the IU program is and because of the fact that Blackmon Jr. is already committed to play there.

Because of that, Blackmon Jr. said he will try not to sway him one way or the other, but will simply be there to give him advice throughout the process.

“It’ll be hard for him because it’s always nice to play with your brother in college,” Blackmon Jr. said. “I’m just giving him good advice, telling him to make the best decision for him and not just follow me.”

When asked if he thought Vijay would wait a while to decide, Blackmon Jr. said: “I don’t know. We’ll be talking with our family. Whatever happens, happens.”

Indiana has also offered 2016 prospects Eron Gordon of North Central and De’Ron Davis of Overland High in Aurora, Colorado.

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  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    And the cycle of in state recruiting dominance starts once again. I really do like the thought of our team built with brothers or close friends as the foundation. In the age of one and dones, different rosters each year among the elite, I feel these bonds and relationships will prove to be as vital as game experience. CTC is doing it his way and I like it.

  • Jack Nolan

    How is that possible??

    According to NCAA regulations, Div I colleges can’t even mail this kid information about B-Ball camps.

    Is the whole system that ridiculously off kilter?

  • Evansville Hoosier

    but they can talk to him in person. And he attended Hoosier Hysteria.

  • SCHoosier

    Gad James is solid for IU and glad his litle bro’ got the offer. However…2016 is a long way off..and I hope the kid takes his time. Vijay will have an very active AAU expeirence…and needs to be sure IU is right for him so we don’t have another Trey deal. With James in the fold and the Hoosiers rolling along..I’ll take our changes with Vijay down the road.

  • Geoff_85

    Yeah, after the Lyles situation I will definitely be leary if these kids decide to commit early. I guess I always was leary, but I remember thinking Trey Lyles was a sure thing going into his sophomore year in high school. I won’t make that same mistake with early commits. Neddenriep said in an article that Lyles said that Indiana has not made any contact with him. I’m fine with that. Go to pUKe and hopefully we’ll see you down the road.