• Dagwoods

    Quicker release than I remembered. Gonna be a good one!

  • Miamihoosier

    It doesn’t even matter if anyone else commits in 2014. James and Yogi form the best back court in America, and Noah Vonleh is the best power forward. There won’t be any idiot commentators saying there aren’t any truly great teams that year. We are talking Hurley, Hill, and Leatner good. Mark it down now, we will win our 6th banner in the 14/15 season…….I’m going to come back and reference this post.

  • atlhoosier

    slow down

  • Miamihoosier

    If I’m wrong, we can come back, and you’ll get the credit for the sensible voice of reason…

  • Ole Man

    I heard this talk all last season about #6, so I agree with atlhoosier. Be enthusiastic, but don’t be a Kentucky fan.

  • SCHoosier

    JB has an effortless quick release…a nice cross-over and step back (think T. Burke) and is not afraid to take it inside. This kid is the real deal..assuming he will stick his nose in there on defense.

  • Miamihoosier

    true, but not from me….I also have a post here on good ole’ inside the hall before the brackets came out, that said we would make the final four as long as we don’t play Syracuse, and that they are the only team that scares me…usually, I know my basketball….unfortunately, we’ll have to wait 22 months to find out

  • MGDC

    Shades of Chris Jackson when he was at LSUas a Freshman.

  • Why wouldn’t he be “shades of James Blackmon” (his dad), when he was at Kentucky?… Just sayin’…

  • baukev55

    I just took a screenshot. Titled it “High Expectations: Open April 2015”. I hope you’re right.

  • BFowler

    I thought AJ Guyton 2.0 when I saw him play. Similar shot making ability, loves the three ball, similar size. AJ did not have the stache, though.

  • Fergy

    No Georgetown beat them in final 4.

  • Arch_Puddington

    He makes things look easy that aren’t easy. Quick release, high arch, threat to blow by his man and go to the hole. Have fun, B1G guards.

  • HoosierGrampy

    His move at 1:26 is just plain nasty. Good to see Dad taught him to shoot with his left hand, too! As effortless as he seems to play, and with a picture perfect jumper, I thought of another pretty decent Hoosier baller with Marion High roots named Jay Edwards. Good things will continue to happen in B’town when James Jr. gets it going in Assembly Hall.

  • marcusgresham

    Still remember the 2nd half—-Kentucky went 3 for 33 from the field. Beautiful day it was.

  • N71

    Man, James is really developing. For the life of me, I can’t get a handle on whose next though. Stephen Hurt (6’10” 285) looks like a provisional if Peter can’t make it back from his injuries. Trevon seems like family so I’ve always thought he was coming but as time goes on I’m starting to think otherwise. Everyone else listed is a 4 or 5 star player and the smallest guy is Hill at 6’4″ 180, can’t really go wrong no matter what happens. Would like some size I suppose so Okonoboh or Robinson would be nice. Exum seems like the sexist of the bunch but sounds like a one and done so that’s a little less appealing versus LeRon Black for example at 6’8″ 215 and maybe good for 3 years. Things sure have changed.


    Yep, can still remember where (what bar) I was and what I was doing (obvious, a person has got to celebrate something like that happening) when I watched it. It was a bad day to be a pUKe fan which is the same thing as it being a good day for all other college bball fans.


    Only gripe I have after watching this is that he won’t be here when next season starts. While he obviously has things he can get better at next year in high school, I firmly believe he could contribute to IU’s team next year.