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Saturday, June 23, 2018 9:40 pm

Former IU stars Johnson, Blackmon on Summer League teams


A pair of former Indiana basketball players found NBA Summer League homes Saturday. Robert Johnson will play for the Atlanta Hawks, while James Blackmon Jr. will play for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Johnson was not selected in the NBA Draft on Thursday, but will play in the summer league beginning July 6 in Las Vegas. He is 21st in scoring all-time at Indiana and was a four-year starter.

Blackmon Jr., a Fort Wayne native and former Bishop Luers standout, played for the Wisconsin Herd, the Bucks' G League affiliate, last season and returns to Milwaukee for the summer league schedule. Blackmon Jr. played for the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2017 summer league, averaging 8.3 points per game. 

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