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Blackmon Jr. likes Kentucky a lot

James Blackmon Jr. opened the doors to his Indiana home for John Calipari Monday night and the visit went well, as all John Calipari in-home visits tend to do. The class of 2014 guard told Corey Albertson of Rivals.com, “The visit went great.¬†Coach Calipari told me that (if I go to Kentucky) I’ll have a chance to come in right away and play on the biggest stage there is.”

Calipari is also selling Blackmon on the potential of running the point with Tyler Ulis. Blackmon said Cal told him he and Ulis would share the point guard role if he ends up at Kentucky.

And those rumors around the internet this week that Blackmon has already given a silent commitment to Kentucky?

Those aren’t true, he says.

“But I do like (UK) a lot though.”

[Rivals.com: Blackmon Talks In-Home Visit]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for Blackmon Jr. likes Kentucky a lot



  1. Sweet
    3:40 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    In Cal we trust! This kid reminds me of D Lamb



  2. RICK
    4:03 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    Hope we get him and he is as good as his dad was.



  3. rj
    4:19 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    drew, you post earlier that alex is hurt then you don’t say how bad, what kind of bullshit is that!



  4. ProfSpoon
    4:24 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    So, he likes Kentucky a lot, a whole lot?



  5. SeaCat
    4:35 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    he is a shooting guard. is Cal going to try to convert to point?



  6. BOSOX
    4:44 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    I would put Blackmon at point and Oubre and SG if UK gets them both! I am really liking Ulis game he could start too.. Im pumped to see Julius Randle play first, we are definitely in for a treat this year



  7. BIG BLUE LOU
    4:55 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    It would be great to have james jr on are team I can remember when I was a young man watching his dad play for us he was a great player if he is half the player his dad was that will be great!! his dad was a great shooter and would have been great in cals dribble drive .it will be great to have james sr back home with his BBN family



  8. STEVE!
    5:49 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    The old “silent verbal”. We got a lot of those Tubby’s last few years, then the explicit verbal was given to North Carolina or Memphis or Georgia Tech or Florida, etc. Give us the real thing, JBJ!



  9. Tim Kathlina
    8:05 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    James, please don’t go to IU and cut down nets for getting beat. Come to UK and cut down nets for winning!



  10. Eddie Tussey
    8:49 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    #10. Got that right.