Keith Blanks, a 6-4, 180 pound swingman from National Christian Academy in Ft. Washington, Md., has transferred to Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina, according to head coach Chris Chaney.
Blanks, who was one of the more impressive players RivalsHoops.com saw this summer, is just a good player. He can handle the ball in transition, finish in a fastbreak, knock down a jumper for you or steal a pass.
A lefty with a knack for putting points up in bunches, Blanks can score effectively from beyond the three point arc and driving to the tin. He typically plays with a high degree of intensity. Sometimes he will overcompensate when trying to drive through defenders.
Charlotte and George Washington have offered the D.C. Assault sniper, while Connecticut and Cincinnati are also high on his list.
After transferring to NCA from Dunbar H.S. in Washington, D.C., Blanks averaged 18 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals per game in 2001-2002. He was reclassified academically upon his transfer, so he will be a fifth-year senior in 2002-2003.
-- Mike Sullivan contributed to this report.