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Blackmon makes all-tournament team at prestigious camp

In the process of leading his team to a second-place finish at the vaunted NBPA Top 100 camp Thursday through Sunday in Charlottesville, Va., IU basketball commit James Blackmon Jr. came away with an accolade of his own.

Blackmon, currently the only commit in IU’s 2014 recruiting haul, was named to the all-tournament roster after averaging 10 points per game in helping his team, the Mavericks, to a championship game loss to the Celtics.

With teams comprised of top players from the 2014-16 classes, Blackmon’s teammates included players committed to North Carolina, Kentucky and one who may join him in Indiana’s cream and crimson, 2014 five-star forward Leron Black.

In the camp, each player typically plays half of each 48-minute game resulting in a lack of high-scoring averages. Teams typically utilize five-for-five substitution patterns on a quarterly basis.

Blackmon recently transferred from the Ft. Wayne Bishop Luers to Marion High School for his senior season. His father, a former Kentucky player, was named head coach at Marion.

He has been commited to the Hoosiers since Sept. 3. 2010. IU is also recruiting Blackmon’s younger brother, Vijay, and has offered him a scholarship.

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