by Kent Sterling
An 18 year-old made his decision to attend and play basketball at Indiana University known. It’s ridiculous that anyone gives a damn. Our society is doomed if this is what passes for news today.
But before getting all holier than thou, it bears mention that I kept flipping back and forth to the Troy vs. Louisiana-Monroe game from other sports to see how close the halftime announcement was. Now I could care less where any kid goes to school, whether he or she is going to play football, basketball, or study chemistry.
Indiana fans are thrilled, and why not. There seems now to be a glut of players committed to IU’s basketball program, but that isn’t my concern. Thirteen kids will be on scholarship in Bloomington next year, just like Gaiesville, Lexington, and East Lansing. How Tom Crean gets there is his business.
Had Blackmon chosen Kentucky, I would have written the same thing. In fact, I’m writing this as halftime coverage continues, and will fill in the particulars when he decides between the two schools.
Blackmon is a hell of a good guard, and this is a bit of a coup for Crean in that the kid said no to IU not long ago.