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Recruiting Central: James Blackmon Jr. visiting Indiana this weekend


1:00 AM, Aug. 23, 2013 EDT

FILE - James Blackmon Jr. works the ball during the days' Adidas Invitational basketball tournament, Indianapolis, July 7, 2011. Blackmon, who decommitted from IU recently will be on the Bloomington campus this weekend. / Robert Scheer/The Star

James Blackmon Jr. will take an unofficial visit to Indiana on Saturday, part of a big recruiting weekend for the Hoosiers.

The 6-2 Blackmon, who pulled back a long-standing commitment to Indiana two weeks ago, said Friday that he will follow up his trip to Bloomington with an unofficial visit to Michigan State on Sunday.

Blackmon's appearance at Indiana would seem to affirm what he has said about considering the Hoosiers even after rescinding a commitment he made before his freshman year of high school. Blackmon, who averaged 33.4 points as a junior at Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, will play his senior season at Marion.

* MORE: IU has a busy weekend ahead with recruits visiting campus

Blackmon, ranked as the No. 33 player in the 2014 class nationally by Rivals.com, is also scheduled to visit Louisville and Kentucky later this month.

Former Indiana standout Victor Oladipo is in Bloomington this weekend to work coach Tom Crean'scamp. Lawrence Central sophomore guard Kyle Guy made a visit to IU on Thursday night and played with Oladipo and other players currently on the team.

Indiana will have Robert Johnson, a four-star 2014 guard from Virginia, on campus this weekend for an official visit. Isaiah Whitehead, a five-star guard from Brooklyn, N.Y., is expected in Sunday for an unofficial visit.

Other notes

Former North Central G Patrick Ingram has enrolled at the University of Indianapolis. The 6-2 Ingram played as a freshman last season at Iowa. He will be eligible immediately as he transfers to a Division II school. ... Purdue will have Isaac Haas, a 7-2 center in the 2014 class, in this weekend for an official visit. Haas is considering Virginia, Texas A&M, Wake Forest and UAB, in addition to Purdue. ... Park Tudor senior F Trevon Bluiett has set an official visit to UCLA next week. The 6-6 Bluiett is also considering Arizona, Butler, Indiana, Michigan, Purdue and Xavier, but has not set any other official visits. ... Carmel senior F Zach McRoberts has set official visits to Northern Kentucky (Sept. 14) and Vermont (Sept. 26) and plans to take an unofficial to Miami of Ohio on Oct. 5. It's possible he could wait to sign until the spring. ... Tech senior G Jeremie Tyler has set two of his official visits: Miami of Ohio (Sept. 6) and Ball State (Sept. 27).

 

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