CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA -- Keith Blanks, a 6-6, 180-pound guard/forward from National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Maryland, has always been one of our favorite players. He is an exciting player and very versatile too. He can play probably three to four positions effectively, depending upon what level of competition he winds up at on the college level.
Blanks played this past weekend at the TOC for the DC Team Assault, an AAU program that has several division one players on its current roster. Blanks continued to look sharp this spring. He bounces around the court with speed and agility. Blanks finishes plays with thumps and dunks too. But he is skilled enough to drive the length of the court and set up a teammate for an easy basket.
RivalsHoops.com first came away impressed with Blanks at the ABCD camp last July. 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 has showed these same skills this spring. So consistency is being improved for Blanks' individual game.
George Washington, Charlotte, Cincinnati, and Wake Forest are the schools that Blanks said interest him the most. "I'm still open," Blanks said. "I am still interested in talking to other schools."
Blanks had previously mentioned interest in Connecticut, Villanova, Maryland and Syracuse during his season.