Hoosier Signees Boast Strong Showing in All-Star Events
April 22, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University men's basketball program signed three players during the fall that were hailed collectively as one of the top shooting classes in the country. With the national All-Star games complete, the trio of guard James Blackmon, Jr. , forward Max Hoetzel and guard Robert Johnson did not disappoint.
Blackmon, Jr. averaged 13 points and shot 61.5 percent from the field (16-of-26) in three games. Blackmon, Jr., scored 13 points and had two rebounds in 17 minutes of action at the McDonalds All-American All-Star Game in Chicago. A week later, he played just five minutes for Team USA at the Nike Hoop Summit and had three points. He concluded his post season tour with 23 points at the Jordan Classic in Brooklyn. He made 10-of-13 shots and added four rebounds and three assists for the East squad. He also won the three-point shooting contest prior to the event.
Hoetzel scored 10 points in 20 minutes of action at the Derby Classic in Louisville. He made all three of his field goal attempts, both of his treys and added two free throws. He also had three rebounds and captured the event's three-point shooting contest at halftime of the All-Star game.
Johnson scored 10 points in 20 minutes at the Derby Classic. He also added five rebounds and two assists while playing alongside future teammate Hoetzel. Johnson advanced to the finals of the three-point contest and finished in second place. Johnson was honored by those in attendance with the "Fan Favorite" award.