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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