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University of Miami Athletics
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Jalen Blackmon

position

Guard

Height

6-3

Weight

180 lbs.

Class

Graduate Student

Hometown

Marion, Ind.

High School

Marion

Previous School

Stetson

Instagram

@jalenblackmon1

Jalen Blackmon - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

Career Honors & Accolades:

  • All-ASUN First Team (2023, 2024)
  • 2024 ASUN Championship MVP
  • 2023 ASUN Newcomer of the Year
2023-2024 (Junior at Stetson)
  • Started all 35 games played for the Hatters
  • Led team in scoring (21.3), total points (744) and 3-point field goals made (110)
  • Finished second on the team in both total steals (28) and total assists (66)
  • Totaled 744 points as a junior, setting the program record for single-season point total
  • Scored in double-figures in 33 of 35 games played
  • Reached the 20-point mark on 20 occasions and scored 30-plus points five times
  • Ranked 13th in nation in free throw percentage (.907), 14th in points per game (21.3) and 15th in 3-pointers game (3.14)
  • Selected to the All-ASUN First Team
  • Led the ASUN conference in points per game (21.3), total points (744), free throw percentage (.907), total minutes (1,216), total field goals (244), and total 3-point field goals (110)
  • Earned ASUN Player of the Week Honors on Dec. 27 and Feb. 4
  • Scored a career-best 43 points against Austin Peay (Mar. 10) in the ASUN Championship
  • Helped Stetson to its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance with the win over Austin Peay
  • Named ASUN Championship Most Valuable Player
  • Eclipsed the 1,000 career-point-mark at North Alabama (Feb. 1)
  • Tallied a career-high 14 made field goals against Charlotte (Dec. 29)
  • Knocked down a career-high eight 3-point field goals at Bellarmine (Feb. 7)
2022-2023 (Sophomore at Stetson)
  • Started 27 games of the 31 that he saw action
  • Averaged 28.9 minutes per game totaling 895
  • Shot 41.4 percent from the field, 33.6 percent from 3-point range and 91.2 percent from the charity stripe
  • Scored a career-high 33 points and hauled in a career-best eight rebounds against Lipscomb (Feb. 28)
  • Tallied 71 rebounds, 53 assists and 18 steals in 2022-23
  • Earned ASUN Newcomer of the Year
  • Named to the All-ASUN First Team
2021-22 (Freshman at Grand Canyon)
  • Saw action in 23 games as a freshman
  • Averaged 8.2 minutes of playing time per game with a season-high 23 against Mississippi Valley State (Dec. 5)
  • Shot 32.7 percent (17-of-52) from the field, including 35.9 percent (14-of-39) from three-point range
  • Hit 86.7 percent (13-of-15) of his free throw attempts
  • Scored a season-high 11 points and tallied a season-high five rebounds against Life Pacific on (Nov. 24)
High School
  • Ranks 18th all-time for Indiana high school basketball career scoring with 2,269 points despite only playing eight games during his junior season
  • Hold’s Marion High School’s all-time career scoring record after surpassing his father’s 1,898 points on Jan. 29, 2021
  • Also passed Dave Colescott, Zach Randolph, Lyndon Jones and Jay Edwards on his path to first
  • Capped high school career by averaging 33.5 points as a senior in 2020-21
  • Averaged 27.3 points for his 83-game high school career
  • Had a career-high 55-point game on 18-of-32 shooting in a state playoff game — his high school finale on March 2, 2021
  • Played under his father, James Sr.
  • Rated as a four-star recruit by ESPN
Personal
  • Son of James Blackmon, Sr. and Saija Blackmon
  • Father played at Kentucky and was fifth-round draft pick by New Jersey Nets
    • Played in CBA and World Basketball League
    • Runner-up for Indiana Mr. Basketball award, second only to Steve Alford
    • Current head coach at Marion High School
  • Brother, James Jr., played at Indiana from 2014-17 and — after a stint in the G-League — has made a professional career in Italy and Turkey.
    • Named a McDonald’s All-American
  • Brother, Vijay, played at St. Francis, Indiana and Lindenwood