2004: Appeared in 27 games, making six starts, all in the outfield ... Finished the season batting .318 (7-for-22), with two doubles and a triple ... Saw action in 12 league games.
Before St. John's: Earned four letters in football and four letters in baseball at Brighton...Captain as a senior for the football and baseball teams...Awarded MVP in baseball his senior year...First Team All-County in 2000...All-State in 2000...Made the Rochester All-Star Select team in 2000...Made the 1999 Empire State team...Honored with Monroe County MVP and team MVP for football in 2000.
Personal: Born October 26, 1982 in Rochester, N.Y...Son of Earl and Nettie Blackmon...Has two brothers, Chad (16) and Earl James (8) and a sister, Jada (1)...Plans to major in Sports Management...Also recruited by Brown, Dartmouth, James Madison, Ohio State, Pitt, Delaware and Temple.