MBB Adds Transfer Jalen Blackmon to 2024-25 Roster

MBB Adds Transfer Jalen Blackmon to 2024-25 Roster

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami head men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga announced Monday the addition of Jalen Blackmon to the 2024-25 roster.

A 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard, Blackmon comes to Miami after spending the past two seasons at Stetson.

A prolific scorer, Blackmon finished the 2023-24 season 14th in the nation in scoring, averaging 21.3 points per contest on a 42.8 percent shooting effort from the field. The guard scored in double-figures in 33 of 35 games played last season and reached 20 points on 20 occasion and 30 points five times.

“Jalen is one of the best scorers in the country,” Larrañaga said. “He can play both on and off the ball in either of the guard positions. He is very good in the pick and roll and has the ability to score off the bounce, as well. Not only is he an incredible all-range shooter, but he is also a very determined defender.”

Blackmon poured in an astounding 43 points against Austin Peay in the ASUN Championship game to take Stetson to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. Blackmon was one of just five Division I players to score 43-plus points in a game this season.

An All-ASUN First Team honoree, Blackmon not only led the Hatters in scoring and minutes (34.8), but also ranked second on the team in 3-point percentage (.381) and assists per game (1.9).

The Marion, Ind., native broke the Stetson single-season scoring record (741) in the Hatters final game of the season, totaling 744 points in 2023-24. Blackmon also holds the program record for most 3-pointers in a season at 109.

In his first season at Stetson, Blackmon averaged 15.4 points per game, while shooting at a 41.4 percent clip from the field. He earned All-ASUN First Team status and was named the 2022-23 ASUN Newcomer of the Year.

Blackmon spent his freshman year at Grand Canyon University where he saw action in 23 games, averaging 8.2 minutes of playing time per contest. The guard was a four-star recruit per ESPN coming out of high school in 2021.