Second half comeback key in first MEAC win, 69-58
UMES vs. Hampton at the Norfolk Scope Arena during the 2015 MEAC Tournament (Photo credit: Mark Sutton)
See the action from the men's first NCAA post-season appearance in 41 years as they battled High Point in the 2015 CIT.
UMES Men's Basketball v. Savannah State on Take A Kid to the Game Day
See Patrick Tewey's photos from the UMES at Fordham 72-66 victory.
2.1.14; Win 67-60
2014-15: Played in all 33 games...Raised field goal percentage to 45.7% as a sophomore from 33.3% as a freshman...set new career-high in points scored in MEAC Tournament Quarterfinal vs. Hampton with 14 points
High School/Club: Participated in varsity basketball, track and cross country for West Charlotte High School (N.C.) and Fort Mill High School (S.C.) ... decorated multi-sport athlete .... won eight state championships and had two runner-up state championships in prep career ... three-time 4A State Cross Country champion at Fort Mill High School ... four-time 4A state track champion ... won the 2011-12 4A State Championship in basketball ... runner-up for 2012-13 4A State Championship in basketball ... two-time All-State basketball selection ... 2010-11 South Carolina All-State and All-Region basketball selection ... first ever Mecklenburg County boys runner to win a 4A Cross Country Championship in North Carolina ... 2009Observer Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year ... won the Wendy's Invitational in South Carolina
Personal:Born on October 5, 1993 in Augusta, Ga ... son of Angela and Thomas Blackmon ... has four sisters and three brothers ... pre-game superstitions include listening to music and praying ... tremendous quickness and excellent ball defender ... good stamina and ability to run ... personal best sports moment was winning the state basketball championship in 2012 against Millbrook ... lists his older siblings as the people that have influenced him the most because they keep him focused ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment is graduating high school ... plans to live the life that all his hardwork and dedication made for him after graduation from UMES ... best advice recieved is "Carpe Diem" ... hobbies outside of sports include listening to music ... favorite book is The Last Shot ... Favorite movie is Apocolypto ... personal athletic goal this season is to help team win MEAC ... would like Hawk fans to know that he is a strong believer in Christ and that he gives him all the glory for his opportunities and ability