Blackshear Jr. entered
his name into the NBA Draft at the same time he joined the transfer portal.
Blackshear has managed to keep all three of his options open for him- he's declared for the NBA Draft, he's joined the transfer portal as a potential grad transfer and he's keeping discussions going with new Virginia Tech coach Mike Young about a return to the Hokies. He figures to be an attractive graduate transfer if he goes that route as an option to be available immediately to a new program after averaging 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds this past year. As for the NBA, initial rankings from scouts suggests he still has portions of his game that could use some work at the collegiate level, but good workouts could boost his stock enough for him to go pro if he doesn't find Virginia Tech or another program attractive enough to stay in school.