Blackmon To Aid IU’s Outside Shooting

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana University head coach Tom Crean recently addressed the media about his program’s progress over the summer and the head Hoosier noted that his team must improve on long range shooting.
“Michigan averaged seven made threes a game. We averaged five,” said Crean. “If we have two more threes a game we have six more wins. I mean, think about that. All of a sudden now, you’re not talking about… you’re talking about a seed. And we win a couple of those games that we’re two and five in, alright, it is another story.”
One player that should help is Fort Wayne native and Marion high school graduate James Blackmon, Jr. Regarded by many recruiting websites as the top incoming freshman in terms of shooting ability, Blackmon scored a total of 64 points in this summer’s Indiana-Kentucky series games. He became just the third player in Indiana history to score a combined 60 points, joining George McGinnis and Oscar Robertson. 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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