Virginia Tech senior center Kerry Blackshear has withdrawn his name from the 2019 NBA Draft according to an announcement on his Instagram account. He will keep his name in the transfer portal and will consider his college options.
“After taking the time to weigh my options, I have decided to withdraw my name from the NBA Draft. I am still evaluating my options for my last year of eligibility and feel extremely fortunate to be in the position that I am in. I look forward to continuing my education and earning a Master’s degree while competing in the sport that I love as I continue working toward my goal of playing professionally.”
Blackshear confirmed to Mark Berman of the Roanoke Times that he is still considering a return to Virginia Tech.
Blackshear averaged 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as a redshirt junior in 2018-19 as the Hokies advanced to the Sweet 16. He shot 50.8% from the field, 33.3% from three-point range, and 73.6% from the free throw line. His return would be a huge boost to new Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young.