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Thursday, January 26, 2017 12:12 pm

Vijay Blackmon leaves Saint Francis

Greg Jones | The Journal Gazette

Freshman guard Vijay Blackmon has left the Saint Francis men's basketball program, coach Chad LaCross confirmed Thursday. 

"He is no longer part of our program and I wish Vijay the best in the future," LaCross wrote in a text message. 

LaCross said Blackmon did not cite any specific reasons for his departure. 

Blackmon was fifth on the team with 9.2 points per game, to go along with 2 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He has played in 22 of 23 games this year and started one game. In Saint Francis' 75-52 win over Marian on Tuesday, Blackmon was scoreless in two minutes of playing time. He didn't play in the Cougars' 96-84 loss at Bethel last Saturday.

Saint Francis, which has lost four of its last five games, is 16-7 and 6-5 in the Crossroads League.

Blackmon is the son of Marion boys basketball coach and former Bishop Luers coach James Blackmon Sr. and brother of current Indiana University standout James Blackmon Jr. A Marion graduate, Vijay Blackmon played one season at Bishop Luers before transferring and leading the Giants to the 2016 Class 3A state championship.