James Blackmon Jr.
to begin his assault on the record books at Marion (Ind.)
after transferring from Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne) over the summer.
Making his Marion debut, the future Indiana Hoosier piled up a school record 54 points in a 102-42 win over Irvington Prep (Indianapolis) on Thanksgiving Eve. Jeff Rabjohns of Peegs.com (@JeffRabjohns) indicated the record total was achieved at the 7:32 mark of the fourth quarter.
The old record of 52 was held by Blackmon's father and current Marion head coach James Sr. Younger brother Vijay
is also on the Giants roster.
Blackmon Jr. averaged 33.3 points per game as a junior at Bishop Luers, including games of 45, 44 (twice) and 42.
With seven state titles – including a three-peat from 1985-87 – Marion is one of Indiana's storied high school programs and Blackmon Sr. is a major part of that legacy. He was runner-up to Steve Alford in 1983 for the state's famed Mr. Basketball award before playing at Kentucky.