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Is UK Recruiting James Blackmon Jr?

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Rivals.com thinks so. Cats Illustrated writer Corey Albertson quotes a source “close to the Blackmon recruitment” as saying that UK has begun to recruit the former Indiana commit. Blackmon Jr is a top 30 player, and one of the top 5 Shooting Guards in the country. His father was a former Cat (played for Joe B Hall in the 1980s) and even though he grew up in Indiana, the connection to the Cats is obviously strong. Kentucky is one of a number of schools that have made contact according to Albertson, but it is unclear whether an offer is on the table.

If UK takes both Lyles and Blackmon Jr (both former IU commits), will Tom Crean’s head explode? It might…and we also may have a new haircut for UK land…the white streak down the middle…what shall we call it?

Article written by Matt Jones

30 Comments for Is UK Recruiting James Blackmon Jr?



  1. Oogie
    3:06 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    Does he have hops like his dad? James Sr. could FLY!



  2. epps2shep
    3:07 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    da skunk



  3. cracka
    3:08 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    from rivals’ clint jackson: https://twitter.com/clintjackson1/status/365642822453432321

    Clint Jackson
    ‏@clintjackson1 18h James Blackmon would be interested in Kentucky, UNC if they were interested in him. From a good source, just now.



  4. hair
    3:09 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    the skunkfro yo



  5. Louisville1Cal4
    3:14 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    I’d prefer Vaughn or Booker personally, but would be very happy still to get Blackmon Jr.
    See Crean & the IU fans freak out if he lost TWO guys who were previously commited to them would be absolutely priceless.



  6. Honky Kong
    3:17 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    I thought sr. played for Sutton not Hall ?



  7. Mike
    3:17 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    James Sr was damn good and a helluva athlete.



  8. J in Orlando
    3:20 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    UL fans will start claiming they are in on Blackmon, but if Cal wants him he will get him…kid wants to be in the NBA, not stay in school 4 years to be hope for a 2nd round pick



  9. Dacci
    3:20 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    Is that a streak or a scar?



  10. J in Orlando
    3:20 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    8 to hope*



  11. bobby knight
    3:21 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    worst haircut ever



  12. tuxedo park
    3:21 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    alabaster blaster?



  13. FatMac
    3:27 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    I think he’s like 40 years old from that picture. Is that is dad or him?!



  14. ukpatcats
    3:28 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    Played for Joe B early 80’s probably around 82 in that area



  15. catfantoo
    3:30 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    Pepe do



  16. duh
    3:30 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    It’s called a part.



  17. DREWBLUE
    3:33 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    James Sr. played for Joe B. in 84-85 and Sutton 86-87. Can someone photo shop a Jerry Curl on his picture to see if he looks like his Dad?



  18. Girth Brooks
    3:34 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    With that part he just looks like a Crean guy. I’d love to have him on the team none the less.



  19. Truck
    3:44 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    Literally in Corey’s post he asked to not put it on Twitter. And MJ did it within 12 minutes. I hate to come over here and give him an internet hit but it’s ridiculous what he does.



  20. Nabisco
    4:00 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    Call it the Oreo Fade. I still remember his Dad coming off the bench to dunk on UNLV in 1985.



  21. cornbradmafiacook
    4:05 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    # 17’s right…recruited by joe b. and finished under Sutton

    the 86/87 team remains one of my top 3 (along w/ the unforgettables and the wall/cuz team) all time favorite non-title winning teams



  22. Big Blue Always
    4:05 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    Come on down as we can use all the ones to get #10 after we get #9 this year as they say we reload!!!!



  23. Oogie
    4:09 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    #19… what the hell are you talking about?



  24. larry
    4:16 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    if dwight anderson was the blur, he could be the streak



  25. Sheriff Buford T. Justice
    4:25 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    Call it the polecat.. Or Stanky fury



  26. Sheriff Buford T. Justice
    4:26 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    just don’t call it Shirley.



  27. Chaz
    4:33 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    Just for the archives, here’s a link to The Cats’s Pause, March 23rd, 1985. It’s about James Blackmon, Roger Hardin, Richard Madison and more UK players that many have forgotten. It’s a .PDF, so some readers may want to pass.



  28. Chaz
    4:36 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    @27 Chaz – Sorry, of course I forgot to paste the link. I’m stupid and the first to admit it.

    http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7w6m332t31/data/0007/0007.pdf



  29. Tampa Satchel
    8:43 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    Would love to see Crean’s head explode.



  30. Truck
    9:09 pm August 9, 2013 Permalink

    #23. I’ll translate. Corey Albertson from CatsIllustrated posted this information on a premium board (House of Blue), which as I’m sure you know, means people pay to read it. He explicitly asked to not post on any other sites or twitter, but the head of this site, Matt Jones, who started out as an average joe poster on then CatsPause (Yahoo! Rivals site now known as CatsIllustrated) takes it and puts it on KSR 12 minutes later. He’s a whiny, self-serving douche who has no regard for true journalists and writers with inside information.

    If you can’t understand that….