Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
James Blackmon Jr., a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Marion (IN) High, has decommitted from Indiana, according to multiple reports.
“He feels like he needs to be 100 percent sure,” his father, former Kentucky player James Blackmon Sr., told Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star.
Blackmon Jr. played exceptionally well at the recent Nike Global Challenge in Washington, D.C. He committed prior to his freshman year of high school and was Indiana’s lone commit for 2014.
He will reportedly still consider Indiana but is also planning on signing in the fall, meaning he could have somewhere else in mind.
“It won’t take until the spring,” he told the Indy Star.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.