Blackmon Jr. finishes third in Mr. Basketball voting

  • 04/08/2014 12:21 pm in

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.

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