James Blackmon Jr., the son of an Indian American mother, after playing three years of collegiate basketball at Indiana University, has decided to forgo his senior year to be part of the NBA Draft.
Blackmon, who averaged 17.3 points in his junior year last season, earned his undergraduate degree earlier this month, achieving the feat in three years.
Though Blackmon isn’t a lock to be drafted, he has potential at the next level, having shot 41.5 percent from distance in his Indiana career.
The NBA Draft will be held June 22 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Blackmon’s mother, Sailaja Blackmon, is an ob/gyn doctor in the Fort Wayne, Ind., area.