Blackmon Jr. declares for NBA draft without hiring agent

Apr 25, 2016 - 11:48 PM INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. says he will enter the NBA draft but will not hire an agent.

That means the 6-foot-4, 195-pound sophomore could return to school next season.

Blackmon considered entering the draft after averaging 15.7 points and 5.3 rebounds as a freshman but decided to stay at Indiana. Last season, he averaged 15.8 points in the first 13 games before missing the last 22 with a right knee injury that required surgery.

Coach Tom Crean issued a statement Monday saying that Blackmon is trying to get the ''most complete'' evaluation possible.

The move comes two weeks after teammate Troy Williams, a junior, also declared for the draft without an agent.

On Sunday, junior college forward Freddie McSwain announced he would play at Indiana next season.






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