Draft Notes: Guy, Herro, Diallo, Blackshear

Virginia junior guard Kyle Guy has declared for the 2019 NBA draft, as he announced on Twitter. In a message posted on his social media account, Guy explained that coming back to the school remained an option.

Guy isn’t the only prospect who’s attempting to make the jump to the NBA. Here’s more on the upcoming draft:

  • Kentucky guard Tyler Herro, who previously declared for the draft, said he plans to remain in it, as he explains in a video on his Twitter feed. Herro ranks 17th on ESPN’s Top 100.
  • Matas Jogela and Gytis Masiulis have each declared for the draft, Jonathan Givony of ESPN.com tweets. Neither of the Lithuanian natives is within ESPN’s Top 100.
  • Junior guard Alpha Diallo has also declared for the draft, according to Providence’s website. “I am excited to go through the workout process,” Diallo said. “I will be staying in school this spring and finishing my junior year.  I believe this process will help me grow as a player.  I enjoy being at Providence College and playing for the Friars.  The Friars have a strong group of players returning next season and I believe the team could compete for the conference championship.”
  • Virginia Tech junior forward Kerry Blackshear Jr. is testing the draft waters, as David Cunningham of WUTV Sports relays (via Twitter). Blackshear has also placed his name into the transfer portal, so even if he withdraws from the draft, he may not return to the Hokies.
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10 thoughts on “Draft Notes: Guy, Herro, Diallo, Blackshear

  1. the dude

    That paragraph on Kyle Guy is the most unnecessarily akward way of saying someone is “testing the waters”. Only way those words work is if everyone forgets that college players can literally declare for the draft, go through the pre draft workouts, then return to school, much like whatever Kyle Guy’s plans were, but explained by someone that forgot “testing the waters” was a legit offseason move for college players.

  2. Thuggababyy

    Herro to me seems like the next Kevin Huerter. I’m excited to see what he does as the next level

  3. Nebraska Tim

    So, Alpha Diallo is the older brother of Hamidou Diallo? Am I understanding that correctly? A google search wasn’t super definitive.

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