Indiana's Blackmon Jr. to sign with agent, remain in draft
(TSX / STATS) -- Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. has decided to hire an agent and remain in the NBA Draft, according to published reports Sunday.
Blackmon averaged 17 points and 4.8 rebounds last season but skipping his senior season rates as a gamble. He isn't listed in the latest 60-player mock draft by nbadraft.net.
Blackmon joins two teammates, forward OG Anunoby and center Thomas Bryant, in signing with agents per the June draft. Hoosiers guard Robert Johnson also entered the draft but hasn't signed with an agent and has until May 24 to withdraw his name.
Blackmon scored 1,235 career points in three seasons at Indiana. He played in just 13 games as a sophomore due to a knee injury.
The Hoosiers hired Archie Miller as coach following the season and the former Dayton head man will be overseeing a revamping of the roster due to the defections.
The draft will be held June 22.
Updated May 7, 2017