#OTRHoopsReport: “Prospect Eval” James Blackmon Jr. – Oct. 21, 2013

James Blackmon Jr. was one of the premier guards in the class of 2014 on hand for the USA Basketball Mini-Camp.
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Editor’s Note: “Prospect Eval” is a regular piece designed to inform our readers of the staff’s most recent evaluation on a prospect.

By: @BrandonClayPSB

USA Basketball Mini-Camp Evaluation: James Blackmon Jr.

Blackmon Jr. was originally committed to Indiana though he is now back on the board. He has not ruled the Hoosiers out. That said we ran into Blackmon Jr. and his family at Big Blue Madness on the campus of Kentucky this past weekend. He also lists Michigan as a possible college destination and is slated to make an early decision.

Blackmon Jr. is a solid guard capable of playing on or off the ball in a setting filled with some of the nation’s top talent. He scored it at will off of the bounce knocking down a couple of right-handed floaters in traffic. His primary specialty is his ability to bring energy defending on the basketball. Blackmon Jr. was consistent with his defensive intensity on both days. His explosion and athleticism were also positives for him here in Colorado Springs. Though his jump shot wasn’t falling as consistently as his mechanics would suggest that it should, it is obvious that he has spent time with his dad and high school coach, James Blackmon Sr., perfecting his shooting stroke.

Brandon Clay teams up with Marques Burnett to talk James Blackmon Jr. and the class of 2014 prospects at USA Basketball Mini-Camp

Highlights of Blackmon Jr. compliments of TheIndianaRecruits

Brandon Clay Brandon Clay is the Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com

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