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Report: James Blackmon has withdrawn from NBA Draft, will return to Indiana for junior season

It'll be Blackmon's backcourt in 2016-17 at Indiana -- and, yes, that's good news for IU fans.

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One down, one to go.

With just hours until the withdrawal deadline, James Blackmon has withdrawn from the NBA Draft, according to's Jeff Rabjohns.

Blackmon's still recovering from a season-ending knee injury -- and it would have been more of a surprise for the junior to stay in the Draft than return to Indiana. Still, it's big news for Indiana & Tom Crean that will need to replace the backcourt scoring punch of Yogi Ferrell next season. For as much as Blackmon has struggled defensively in his time at Indiana, he's still one of the best scoring guards in the Big Ten -- and one of the best outside shooters in the country.

We'll have more when Indiana and Blackmon officially confirm.

For now, we'll wait on the official decision on Troy Williams.