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Vijay Blackmon returning to IU next season


Sophomore guard Vijay Blackmon attempts to block Marquette University from scoring Nov. 14 in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. IU defeated Marquette 96-73.  Ty Vinson Buy Photos

On March 30, it was reported IU guard Vijay Blackmon was looking to transfer.

His name was in the transfer portal for a few months, but Sunday afternoon, it was reported that Blackmon has confirmed his return to IU this season.

Blackmon went to Marion High School and attended University of Saint Francis in 2016 before transferring to IU in 2017 as a preferred walk-on.

He sat out his sophomore season to fulfill NCAA transfer requirements. Last season, Blackmon played in six games, totaling 12 minutes and seven points.

IU has two scholarships open for the 2019-20 season, so it is still uncertain whether or not Blackmon will receive a scholarship or still be considered a walk-on

When IU Coach Archie Miller talked to the media at Huber’s Winery in Borden, Indiana, May 29, he said he was content with not filling the two leftover scholarship positions and hopes for the 2020 class to fill all scholarships spots.

IU now has 14 players on the roster for the 2019-20 season.

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