Could Trey Lyles, JaQuan Lyle & James Blackmon Be A Package Deal?

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Former Indiana commit James Blackmon Jr., a 6-foot-2, 180-pound shooting guard Fort Wayne, IN., shared the news on Monday afternoon that he had recently picked up a scholarship offer from Louisville.

Rick Pitino and staff have been focusing most of their attention on front-court players, but pursuing Blackmon may benefit Louisville in more ways than one. The Fort Wayne native is AAU teammates with current Louisville commit JaQuan Lyle and one of the Pitino’s top current targets, Trey Lyles.

Lyle, Lyles and Blackmon have been playing AAU together for the past three years for the Indiana Spiece. Lyle has made it pretty clear via his social media accounts that he’s been trying to convince Lyles to join him at Louisville. It’ll be interesting to see if he does the same with Blackmon now that he’s on the board.

Blackmon tells Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal that he may take an unofficial visit to Louisville on August, 20. When asked about the possibility of a three-way package deal that would include him, Lyle and Lyles, Blackmon tells Mike Hughes of that he is “real interested.”

I don’t think Louisville is the leader for Blackmon at this point, but it’ll be interesting to see how his recruitment plays out. If somehow Pitino is able to land the Indiana trio along with Seattle native Shaqquan Aaron, he would likely have the best recruiting class in school history.

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  1. This would be one hell of package, please deliver UofL!!!!!!!

  2. The best money William Wesley can buy Cal, says!

  3. Only lyles is looking seriously at UofL. Both of them are looking seriously at kentucky. And lyles is heading to big blue madness for his 2nd consecutive year and Blackmon is still thinking about attending as well. Why kentucky isn’t being mentioned in this artical as the leader is truly an idea that this was written by a bias author

  4. Because this article is about Uof L, not UK. Get over it. The B-ball world doesn’t revolved around UK.

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