Blackmon, Jr. Declares For NBA Draft; Will Not Hire An Agent
Indiana University men’s basketball player James Blackmon, Jr. will put his name in for this year’s NBA Draft but will not hire an agent.
“James is going to test the waters and see where he stands in the eyes of the NBA at this time,” said IU Coach Tom Crean. “He is going to go through the process with both eyes open with the goal of receiving the most complete and current evaluation possible.”
Blackmon, Jr. missed the final 22 games of the season after having knee surgery in early January. He averaged 15.8 points in 13 games and shot 46.3% from three-point range as the Hoosiers ended the year with a final #9 ranking in the USA Today Coaches Poll, a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the NCAA Tournament and an outright Big Ten Championship.