One of the best forwards in the country over the past three years has reportedly made his decision to enter the transfer portal.
According to a report from college basketball insider Jeff Borzello, Virginia Tech star Kerry Blackshear Jr. intends to leave the Hokies program.
Blackshear is a former four-star recruit who went to Virginia Tech to play for head coach Buzz Williams.
However, after Williams took the head coaching job at Texas A&M, Blackshear reportedly decided to take a look at a few other programs – entering the transfer portal is just the first step in the process.
Here’s the news from Jeff Borzello.
Virginia Tech big man Kerry Blackshear Jr. has entered the transfer portal, source told ESPN. Would be arguably the best grad transfer available.
14.9 PPG, 7.5 RPG
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 16, 2019
Blackshear posted a career-high in points, rebounds and assists per game this season. The junior forward averaged 14.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in 2018.
Blackshear published a post on Instagram announcing his plans to enter his name into the NBA draft as well as the transfer portal.
“Hokie Nation – I wanted you all to know that I’m exploring a number of options for this upcoming season. I’ve decided to enter my name into the 2019 NBA draft in order to pursue my lifelong dream. I have also placed my name in the transfer portal,” Blackshear said in the post.
Stay tuned for the latest regarding his decision.