Is one of the first two graduate transfers in Duquesne basketball history (along with Kale Abrahamson) ... comes to the Dukes from Niagara where he scored 913 points in two seasons ... was the Purple Eagles' leading scorer in both 2015 (13.5 ppg.) & 2016 (15.8 ppg.) ... has never missed a game as a college player (played in all 26 games at Division II LIU Post and 62 of 62 games at Niagara) ... started 60 times for the Purple Eagles ... has scored in double digits 48 times, with 13 20-point games at the Division I level ... is a career 81 percent free throw shooter ... has had two dunks (one in each of his seasons at Niagara) selected as one of ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays ... both dunks came against rival Canisius ... began his college career at Division II LIU Post ... accompanied head coach Chris Casey from LIU Post to Niagara following the 2013 season ... sat out 2013-14 per NCAA transfer guidelines.
as a redshirt junior at Niagara (2015-16)
Saw action in all 32 games with 31 starts ... led the 7-25 Purple Eagles in scoring (15.8 ppg.), 3-pointers made (42) and free throw percentage (.805) ... scored in double digits 28 times, including each of the final 15 games ... averaged 17.1 points per game over that span ... made 40 of his last 45 free throws over the final nine games of the season ... had a season-high 27 points at rival Canisius on Feb. 25 ... added 26 points vs. the Golden Griffins in the season finale, a 102-97 triple overtime loss in the first round of the MAAC Championship ... his baseline dunk vs. Canisius on Jan. 22 was play No. 6 on ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays that evening ... earned a spot on the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Springfield Bracket All-Tournament Team after averaging 18.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in early-season games against Vermont and North Carolina A&T ... topped the 20-point mark nine times ... either led for tied for the team lead in scoring 15 times.
as a redshirt sophomore at Niagara (2014-15)
Played in 30 games with 29 starts for the 8-22 Purple Eagles ... averaged a team-high 13.5 ppg., which ranked 11th in the MAAC ... his .459 field goal percentage and .831 free throw percentages ranked 10th and 7th in the conference ... scored in double digits 20 times and topped the 20-point mark four times ... went 12-of-23 in scoring a career-high 32 points at Quinnipiac ... hit six 3-pointers in adding 30 points in a win at Rider ... was named Big 4 Player of the Week following the Rider game (Feb. 23) ... added 21 points both at St. John's and vs. Siena ... led the team in scoring 10 times and in assists five times ... either tied or led the team in blocks six times, steals five times and rebounds twice ... scored a team-high 16 points in the season opener at Pitt ... his alley-oop dunk of an inbounds pass against Canisius was named the fourth-best play on ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays on Feb. 24 ... had five or more rebounds in a game 12 times, including a season-high eight vs. Iona.
as a freshman at LIU Post (2012-13)
LIU Post (head coach Chris Casey) ... played in all 26 games with three starts for the 18-9 Pioneers ... averaged 6.5 points per game on .512 shooting ... went 24-of-51 (.471) from the 3-point arc, with 20 of the 3-pointers coming in his last nine games (20-of-34, .588 over that span) ... scored in double digits eight times, including each of his last six games ... averaged 16.8 ppg. in his final six games ... scored a season-high 23 points in 27 minutes against Mercy and followed that with 18 vs. St. Thomas Aquinas ... added 19 in a season-high 31 minutes versus Molloy ... grabbed a season-best seven rebounds in the season finale against Dowling.
Half Hollow Hills West in Fort Dix, N.Y. (head coach Bill Mitaritonna) ... helped Half Hollow Hills West to two Suffolk County and Long Island Championships, as well as a state final four appearance and a championship game appearance ... was a two-time all-county and All-Long Island selection ... finished as the school's record-holder for games played (89) ... his 1,257 career points ranked second on the Colts' all-time scoring list.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... son of Ana Jackson and Emile Blackman, Sr...Has three siblings, Jamir, Kaiya and Elijah ... is the nephew of former NBA player and coach and current ESPN commentator Mark Jackson ... was named to the all-tournament team of the Pittsburgh Pro-Am Summer League in July of 2016 ... the league features players from area schools including Pitt and Robert Morris as well as other former college players with local ties who are currently playing collegiately or professionally overseas ... is working toward his MS in leadership at Duquesne ... full name is Emile Vaughn Blackman, Jr. ... date of birth: 2/8/94.
High Games Entering 2016-17
Points - 32 at Quinnipiac (So.)
Rebounds - 8 vs. North Carolina A&T (Jr.) & Iona (So.)
Assists - 6 at Canisius (So.)
Steals - 4 (2 times) at Marist (So.) last
Blocks - 2 at St. John's (Jr.)
3-Pointers - 6 at Rider (So.)
Minutes - 53 vs. Canisius (Jr.)
Double-digit scoring Games: 48 (*8 Fr./20 So./28 Jr.)
20-Point Games: 13 (*1 Fr./4 So./9 Jr.)
5 or More 3-pointers: 1 (*0 Fr./1 So./0 Jr.)
5-Assist Games: 3 (*0 Fr./1 So./2 Jr.)
5-Rebound Games: 20 (*6 Fr./12 So./8 Jr.) * - at Division II LIU Post (not included in totals)