Blackmon Jr. named B1G Freshman of the Week

James Blackmon Jr. was honored Monday as the Big Ten's Freshman of the Week after scoring 66 points in three games last week.

Following a week where he scored 66 points in three Indiana victories, James Blackmon Jr. has been named the Big Ten’s Freshman of the week.

IU’s last freshman of the week honor went to Troy Williams on March 10, 2014.

Blackmon, from Fort Wayne, Ind., shot 61.9 percent from 3-point range last week (13-of-21).

Blackmon had 19 early in the week against Texas Southern, 26 points against SMU on Thursday and 21 against Lamar on Saturday. Top Stories