Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. will return for his sophomore season, he announced Thursday in a press conference at Assembly Hall.
“I felt the best situation for me is to come back next year and play my sophomore year here,” Blackmon Jr. said.
The Marion product averaged 15.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game and was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team in his first season. He was also named honorable mention All-Big Ten and made 77 3-pointers, which set a school record for a freshman.
Blackmon Jr. was ranked the No. 61 overall prospect for the 2015 NBA Draft by Chad Ford of ESPN.com and was projected to be a second round pick or go undrafted, according to Ford’s rankings.
Inside the Hall will have more on this developing story.
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