Overall Rank: #22
Position (Rank): Shooting Guard (#6)
High School: Morgan Park (Illinois)
Evaluation: Going to Louisville was an excellent decision by Blackshear. He isn’t the type of player who would star on a team with many other stars (like Kentucky) but he should do very well at Louisville. This isn’t a knock on the Cardinals but they don’t have the same talent at guard as other elite schools do across the country. Blackshear is a big-time scorer and has great range out to well behind the three-point line and can rebound well. He also dribbles well and gets to the basket consistently and is a very solid defender. However, he can improve on his three-point shooting consistency and add some bulk to his frame but he is a well-rounded and complete player.
Notes: Committed to Louisville in December, 2009
Awards: 2011 McDonald’s All-American
Stats: Senior year– 33.7 ppg, 16.5 rpg and 6.3 apg