As Jaden McDaniels’ fluid recruitment takes one unexpected turn after another, Kerry Blackshear Jr.’s camp has remained quiet.
The Virginia Tech forward has multiple options to consider. The top-ranked transfer on the college basketball market according to ESPN, Blackshear Jr. could attend any school he wants. He also could keep his name in the NBA Draft. Blackshear Jr. was not one of 66 players invited to the NBA Combine, but Rivals’ Corey Evans believes the All-ACC forward is leaning toward staying in the draft.
“Sources have told Rivals.com that Blackshear seems to be leaning toward keeping his name in the NBA Draft. While he may go undrafted, the feeling is that he would be OK spending a year in the G-League instead of spending next year at a new college program.”
If you recall, Evans was the first person to report Blackshear’s camp contacted John Calipari. The Cats would likely be the team to beat, followed by Florida, Gonzaga, Michigan State, Tennessee and Texas A&M.
Blackshear Jr. has until May 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft.