Blackmon non-factor at Nike Hoop Summit

The USA Junior National Select Team outscored the World team 23-11 in the final quarter Saturday night to win the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit game, 84-73, at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore.

The USA team included Indiana University recruit James Blackmon Jr., but Blackmon played sparingly in recording a team-low five minutes and one second. He was 1-of-2 from the field, both 3-point attempts, and 0-of-2 on free throws to finish with three points and one rebound.


    1. Mark,
      I don’t know, but unlike the McDonald’s game with the everybody plays philosophy, this is more of a game where the guys the coach deems best get the majority of the minutes.

  1. Commentators suggested because USA had Okafor and Alexander on the floor;there werent many designed playes for outside shooters.They did talk up hid game and also Robert Johnson. played Trey Lyles alot too along the front line

  2. 6-10 235 San Diego, Calif./Virginia

    High School
    Averaged 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots in his senior campaign at Elsinore High… Graduated as the nation’s No. 22 power forward and No. 108 player overall, according to, and was given a grade of 93 (out of 100) by ESPN..

    Limited minutes at SD St….Completely off the radar…But the kid produced in high school…what gives? Originally transferred from Virginia to San Diego St. Will graduate this summer and be immediately available. Oh, his name? James Johnson. Doubt if we can get Horford(isn’t there a rule to block intra-conference transfer?), so why not go after a sleeper?

  3. Sound’s like Blackmon will fit right in at IU…1-2 and 0-2 from the line….all we need is 4-5 turnovers and he will be just fine.Forget any tranfers coming to IU…they all know 2014-15 is Crean’s last year.

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