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NBA source: Blackmon has submitted paperwork to withdraw from draft

James Blackmon Jr. averaged 15.8 points and shot 46 percent from the arc before a season-ending knee injury last season.
James Blackmon Jr. averaged 15.8 points and shot 46 percent from the arc before a season-ending knee injury last season.
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An NBA source tells Peegs.com that the paperwork for James Blackmon Jr. to withdraw from the NBA draft and return to Indiana has been submitted.

The 6-foot-3 guard will be a junior this season.

Blackmon, who had ACL surgery in January, was Indiana’s second-leading scorer before his injury.

The McDonald’s All-American from Marion High School averaged 15.8 points per game and shot 46.3 percent from the arc in 13 games as a sophomore.

He will be a main offensive weapon for Indiana, which has been among the national leaders in 3-point shooting for several seasons.

Blackmon's return means IU will have two starters returning the backcourt with him and Robert Johnson, who also will be a junior.

Blackmon declared for the draft and had conversations with NBA front office personnel. Underclassmen are required to declare for the draft to have such conversations.

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