Lakeith Blanks, a 6-6, 180-pound guard/forward from National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Maryland, continues to show he is a very versatile player. Blanks showcased his skills last weekend at the Southern Invitational Invitational in Charlottesville, Virginia. Blanks was very effective from both the guard and forward slots.
RivalsHoops.com first came away impressed with Blanks at the ABCD camp. Blanks averaged 10.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.5 assists at the ABCD camp.
Blanks saved his best game for last. Against the Wizards, Blanks dropped in 20 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was very active and confident in taking the ball to the basket. At times, he diversified his game by stepping back and shooting the perimeter shot.
Blanks continued to show these same skills at the event last weekend. "I really like George Washington," Blanks said. "But I am also interested in Charlotte, Cincinnati, and Wake Forest. I haven't closed my list off. I am still open. But George Washington has done the best job in recruiting me."
This doesn't mean Blanks will end up there but it certainly gives head coach Karl Hobbs' program the lead. Blanks did say he would like to visit programs like Charlotte, Cincinnati, and Wake Forest. "Those are all great schools too," Blanks said. "They are always going to the tournament (NCAA). They all have great coaches."
It is possible that other high majors may jump into his recruiting process depending up how other schools fare early on in the recruiting war. Blanks had previously mentioned interest in Connecticut, Villanova, Maryland and Syracuse during his season.