power forward has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will evaluate his options, he announced Wednesday on social media.
The redshirt junior has one year of eligibility remaining and is the top-ranked immediately eligible transfer available, according to. Blackshear can play this season with the Hokies or elsewhere as a grad transfer.
He was second in team scoring with 14.9 points per contest and averaged a team-high 7.5 boards per game. Blackshear was a second-team All-ACC selection and was a key contributor on a 26-9 Virginia Tech squad last season.
The Hokies have already lost sophomore standoutand senior guard .
Blackshear had up until 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday to remove his name from the NBA draft and retain his college eligibility.
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