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Report: Indiana’s James Blackmon will remain in NBA Draft, sign with agent

Archie Miller’s first season in Bloomington just got a little tougher with the perhaps unexpected departure of his likely top scorer.

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James Blackmon’s Indiana career is over. He's officially headed to the NBA, per a report from Jon Rothstein this morning.

Despite averaging 17.4 points a game as Indiana’s leading scorer last season, Blackmon isn't listed in many mock drafts — if any. But that still doesn't make this a bad decision. Two way contracts with the D-League make it much easier for players to crack an NBA roster without being drafted much as Troy Williams and Yogi Ferrell have done this past season. Even if Blackmon opts for Europe, he’ll make hundreds of thousands right away. This is a fine decision. Don't be an asshole on the internet about it!

We’ll update when Indiana or Blackmon makes a statement.