James Blackmon Jr. to announce college choice on Thursday

Dylan Burkhardt

First reported by Justin Albers, five-star guard James Blackmon Jr. will make his college decision this Thursday on ESPNU.

Blackmon is expected to pick between Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard took official visits to those three schools after decommitting from Indiana this fall.

Blackmon will announce during halftime of the Louisiana Monroe vs. Troy football game on ESPNU. The football game starts at 7:30 p.m.

Blackmon is one of two Michigan targets expected to make a decision in the near future.

  • DingoBlue

    Will keep fingers crossed.

  • Nevin

    I’m gonna be bummed if him and Booker both go to UK.

    • Kevin Tolliver

      I would be extremely shocked if they choose the same school.

      • Felix

        I remember reading somewhere that UK was selling Blackmon the idea to play point guard….

    • Bigrange

      That would be kind of pointless. We’ve seen it before, but why go to the same school, the same year as someone that plays your position. If your goal is to make it to the next level, go somewhere that you can develop as a player for a couple years.

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    IU fan here, really hoping that he chooses IU (not surprisingly I’m sure). After that I’m really torn on where he goes if not IU. I hate UK but will not have to deal with him playing there for the foreseeable future. I don’t hate UM, but I would not look forward to watching him burn up the nets against us in a UM jersey twice a year. Good luck anyway, unless you’re playing the Hoosiers.

  • Felix

    who would you rather have? booker or blackmon? booker 6’5” is more of an shooter and haven’t hurt too much of his driving ability. blackmon 6’3″” is a shooter and can drive…i would prefer blackmon especially we would have stauskas as a shooter, assuming he will be back his junior year. your thoughts?

  • WolverineInTexas

    Hoping that with Beilein and Coach Jordan have established themselves as a premier destination for guards to lure these type of players. Would hurt if they go elsewhere, but I trust this staff.