James Blackmon Jr. has visited Michigan before but only as a fan with his friend, Michigan commitment Austin Hatch. This weekend Blackmon, who decommitted from Indiana earlier this month, will visit Ann Arbor as a recruit.
Blackmon committed to Indiana before he played a high school game but since reopening his recruitment has drawn offers from N.C. State, Oklahoma State, Connecticut, Minnesota, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan State, Florida State, Purdue, UCLA, Memphis and Cincinnati.
Blackmon does not hold a Michigan offer at this time due to Michigan’s visit-offer policy but is likely to receive on this weekend.
Blackmon is still considering Indiana (he visited last week). He visited Michigan State last weekend and is also planning visits to visit Kentucky on Thursday and Louisville on Friday.
He told UM Hoops that he “likes the way Michigan plays” earlier this month. Known as a pure shooter and scorer, Blackmon averaged 33 points per game in high school last season and 19 points per game in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League this summer.