Jun 16, 2012; Bloomington, IN, USA; General view of a University of Indiana Hoosiers logo flag at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

James Blackmon Jr. picks Indiana over other schools

On Thursday night, the Indiana Hoosiers added a remarkable shooting guard to its lineup of the future. James Blackmon Jr. has chosen Indiana over other top-notch basketball schools like Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State and Kansas. Blackmon spoke with ESPN following his commitment to Indiana,

“Coach [Tom] Crean recruited me as a priority, and I think I can make the biggest impact at IU,” Blackmon said.

This is a huge in-state pickup for Crean, who lost Blackmon’s original commitment in August. Blackmon’s decision says a lot about the positive approach Crean and his staff took after the decommitment, and the Hoosiers’ effort paid off by landing him.

Blackmon, the No. 19 player in the ESPN 100, is a smart and smooth shooting guard who has a quick trigger and deep range. He also can slide over and play the point guard position flawlessly because of his ability to handle the ball, as well as his high basketball IQ and feel for the game.

Getting Blackmon back on the Hoosiers roster means great news for the school, as he is one of the more talented perimeter shooters in this upcoming class.

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