Indiana’s Blackmon joins two teammates staying in NBA draft

James Blackmon Jr. averaged 17.0 points per game for the Hoosiers last season.
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. has hired an agent and will not return to school for his senior season.

Blackmon made the announcement Monday on his Twitter account, thanking fans for their support.

As a junior last season, he averaged 17.0 points, led the Big Ten in 3-pointers made per game (3.0) and was a third-team all-conference selection.

Blackmon becomes the third underclassmen to leave the Hoosiers since new coach Archie Miller was hired in March. Forward OG Anunoby and center Thomas Bryant, both sophomores, also have hired agents and will stay in the NBA draft.