So, despite all of the smokescreens and denial, Kentucky did in fact visit Kerry Blackshear on Monday.
So it appears John Calipari did in fact meet on Monday with Kerry Blackshear Jr. and his family, as reported by @russhoops. Kerry Sr. told several reporters the meeting did not take place.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 24, 2019
It’s unclear why there’s been conflicting reports both times Kentucky made some sort of contact with Blackshear. Perhaps one or both parties were hoping to keep it under wraps, but since Blackshear Sr. spilled the beans, it looks like Kentucky was who wanted it kept quiet.
Not so fast.
According to Adam Zagoria, Kentucky is still working to setup a visit with Kerry Blackshear and his family. This is the second time a previous report of contact between Kentucky and Blackshear has been disputed by his father.
Make of that what you will.
John Calipari visited Virginia Tech Hokies graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. today, according to Corey Evans of Rivals.com. The visit was an in-home visit with the parents of the talented big man.
Kentucky’s John Calipari completed an in-home visit today with the parents of Virginia Tech transfer big man Kerry Blackshear Jr, a source tells @Rivals @RowlandRIVALS— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) April 22, 2019
With the Kentucky Wildcats still looking to fill out their roster for next season, John Calipari is trying to hit the transfer market again. Kentucky already has Bucknell forward Nate Sestina added for next season, but Cal is going after the top grad-transfer in the country.
If Cal can land Blackshear Jr., that would make it two years in a row that Kentucky has landed the best available graduate player on the market.
Now that Calipari has already had an in-home visit, a commitment could be very imminent.