Blackmon Scores 23 at Jordan Brand Classic

James Blackmon

BROOKLYN, NY (WANE) – Fort Wayne native and Marion high school senior James Blackmon Jr. tallied 23 points in Friday night’s Jordan Brand Classic to help guide the East to a 158-147 win over the West.

Blackmon has signed to play college basketball at Indiana. He finished third in Mr. Basketball voting this past season.

Blackmon scored 13 points earlier this month at the McDonald’s All-American game in Chicago, then participated in the Nike Hoops Summit in Portland, Oregon. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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