Men's Basketball

    Blackmon Jr. Named co-MVP of Indiana/Kentucky All-Star Classic

    Go Hoosiers! James Blackmon Jr.
    Go Hoosiers!
    James Blackmon Jr.
    Go Hoosiers!

    June 14, 2014

    Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana University incoming freshman James Blackmon Jr. had 23 points, four rebounds and eight assists and was named co-MVP as the Indiana All-Stars defeated the Kentucky All-Stars 111-99 Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

    The win was the 13th straight in the series for Indiana.

    Blackmon Jr. finished the two-game series with 64 points, which ties him for the third highest all-time mark in the event. George McGinnis had 76 points in 1969 and Oscar Robertson had 75 in 1956.

    Blackmon Jr. had 41 points in Friday night's 104-94 win over Kentucky in Lexington.t On Saturday,the Marion High School All-State selection was nine of 19 from the floor and five of eight on treys. Overall in the two games, In the all-star two games, he was 22 of 45 from the field and nine of 17 from long distance.

    In two games earlier this week, he had 22 points on Monday against the Indiana Junior All Stars and on Wednesday he added 28 points.

    Earlier this year, he played in the McDonalds All-American game, the Nike Hoop Summit and the Jordan Brand Classic.

    He averaged 13 points and shot 61.5 percent from the field (16 of 26) in three games. Blackmon, Jr., scored 13 points and had two rebounds in 17 minutes of action at the McDonalds All-American All-Star Game in Chicago. A week later, he played just five minutes for Team USA at the Nike Hoop Summit and had three points. He concluded his the trio of games with 23 points at the Jordan Classic in Brooklyn. He made 10-of-13 shots and added four rebounds and three assists for the East squad. He also won the three-point shooting contest prior to the event.




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