Sunday, September 5th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  9 responses

High School Frosh Commits To IU Hoosiers

At least he’s in high school. Indystar.com reports: “James Blackmon Jr. dreamed of one day playing basketball for Indiana University. Now he knows he will. The Fort Wayne Luers freshman guard committed to Indiana University Thursday night. ’It’s real exciting. I’m only a freshman,’ he said while riding home from IU’s season-opening football game where he told coach Tom Crean he would play for the Hoosiers. ‘What really sold it was the coach. He has a lot of confidence in me. I’m really excited. My college is already set.’ For the 6-2 combo guard, knowing he’s going to play for the Hoosiers fulfills a dream, even if he won’t suit up until the fall of 2014.”

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  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    I’m next! First dude in my class to commit. Ridiculous.

  • WangChung

    Wow. C’mon junior, you got plenty of time. Hopefully this won’t follow the trend of high school athletes committing one day, and de-committing the next.

  • shawn

    Another six foot guard at Indiana.

  • JTaylor21

    What’s the rush?

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    “James Blackmon Jr.”?? MAAAAN, forget passing on my name, if I was James Blackmon Sr. best believe I’d have named my son Mars!!

  • tashay75

    It’s way too early. He’s only a freshman, he does know what schools are out there and which one suits him. And what about an EDUCATION? His own parents should have stepped in. Next question, Is he going to make it!

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    kid is like 13, he’s got plenty time to grow dude. Anyways all props to him, this is a dream of his and he’s setting out to get it, gotta respect that.

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Germs

    ‘What really sold it was the coach.’ I can understand, but will he be here in four years?

  • Hakeem Da Dream

    He will be a top 35 player at the very least, with the potential to be a top 10 player in his class. Keep an eye on another freshman, post player Trey Lyles. Lyles is from Indy and is as can’t miss as can’t miss gets. He could be a one and done by the time he gets to college. Expect him to commit to IU in the next couple of months.