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Former Luers guard transfers to Saint Francis

Evan Blackmon will finish his college basketball career at Saint Francis.

The Bishop Luers graduate, who played the last two seasons at Danville (Ill.) Area Community College, transferred to Saint Francis, the university announced Saturday.

Blackmon started 23 of 31 games last season for Danville, averaging 10.9 points. The 6-foot-1 guard also averaged 4.6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals for the Jaguars, who went 28-4 and won the Mid-West Athletic Conference championship.

"Evan will be one of the more athletic players we have had at the guard position in a while," Cougars Chad LaCross said in a news release. "He plays extremely hard on both ends of the floor and is a very strong defender. He does a great job of seeing the floor on the offensive end and with his strength he is able to get to the basket and finish. He has been part of a very successful program at Danville JC where he played a major role in their success. We are very excited about adding Evan to our 2013 class."

Blackmon, the nephew of former Luers coach James Blackmon Sr., averaged 20.1 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals as a senior at Luers.

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