Report: James Blackmon Jr. agrees to free agent deal with Philadelphia

  • 06/23/2017 7:46 am in

Former Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who went undrafted on Thursday night in the 2016 NBA draft at the Barclays Center, has agreed to a free agent deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Shams Charania of The Vertical reported the news early Friday morning.

The 6-foot-3 Blackmon Jr., who left Indiana early for the NBA following his junior season, will have to play his way onto a roster without a guaranteed contract.

His opportunity will begin in July as he joins Philadelphia in the Vegas summer league, which runs July 7-17 on the campus of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

Blackmon Jr. was the sixth player recruited by Tom Crean to leave Indiana to play professionally with eligibility remaining and the second to go undrafted.

Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo were both lottery picks in 2013 and Noah Vonleh was a lottery pick in 2014 and Thomas Bryant was a second round pick this year. Troy Williams went undrafted in 2016.

In 76 carer games for the Hoosiers, Blackmon Jr. averaged 16.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

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