James Blackmon Jr. will visit Michigan Saturday

Dylan Burkhardt

Jul 18, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Team USA Midwest player James Blackmon (7) dribbles the ball against Team Brasil during the Nike Global Challenge at Trinity University in Washington, DC. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsJames 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.

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  • Don

    Dylan, what’s your take on how Blackmon fits with Booker and Coleman? Same type of player, but you take the first one (and maybe two) that wants to commit?

    • I wouldn’t say their games are *that* similar but their roles definitely are. They are all scorers and Blackmon/Booker especially are shooters.

      They all have varying degree of point guard skills but I wouldn’t say that any of them really project at that position or even appear close to that role at this point.