Virginia Tech sophomore guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker announced on Sunday night that he will hire an agent and enter the 2019 NBA Draft.
I am forever indebted, you accepted a young kid from Scarborough with open arms. This is always gonna be a place that I call home. I will never forget the first feeling of stepping on Cassell floor. Again Thank You. You are Loved dearly!🧡 pic.twitter.com/ojXxHzHnYR
— Nickeil Alexander (@TheReal_NAW1) April 8, 2019
Alexander-Walker was Virginia Tech’s leading scorer this past season, averaging 16.2 points per game. He shot 47.4% from the field and 37.4% from three-point range. He was the highest-rated recruit of the Buzz Williams tenure.
The consensus mock draft on NBADraft.net, which combined the projections of 117 mock drafts, has Alexander-Walker going 14th overall in the first round.
Alexander-Walker’s departure means that four of Tech’s top five scorers from the 2018-19 season are now gone. As of now, Kerry Blackshear is the only one of those top five scorers set to return. He has already graduated, and could transfer without sitting out a year, per NCAA rules.