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Wednesday Quickies: Kerry Blackshear Watch Edition

Blackshear is wrapping up his visit to Lexington.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-East Regional-Virginia Tech vs Duke Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports


Tennessee reporter Gene Henley says Blackshear will visit Texas A&M this weekend.

At this point, take everything with a grain of salt until a more reliable source puts out more info.


After hosting Kerry Blackshear and his family for a visit, John Calipari has departed from Lexington and is flying to New York for the NBA Draft.

That means Blackshear has probably made a decision on his next move, whether that’s to commit to a school or take another visit. Either way, we should get a real update shortly...

Kerry Blackshear Jr. is on campus and now the BBN waits to see if he will make a decision before leaving campus or return home to contemplate where he will play next season.

Blackshear is the Virginia Tech grad transfer that tested the NBA waters but ultimately decided to return to college coming off of a stellar season for the Hokies, in which he averaged nearly 15 points and 7.5 rebounds on a VA Tech squad that went to the Sweet 16 and nearly eliminated Duke.

Blackshear would immediately come in and likely start for the Wildcats, creating the most experienced frontcourt in the John Calipari era at Kentucky alongside fellow grad transfer Nate Sestina, junior Nick Richards and sophomore EJ Montgomery.

Blackshear is considering some other schools, including Florida, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Michigan State, Gonzaga and others, but many believe Kentucky could be the frontrunner or neck-and-neck with Florida in the race to land him for his final collegiate season.

Landing Blackshear would be monumental for next year’s Kentucky squad. Blackshear has the ability to be a go-to big man and another threat on a team that looks to have several offensive weapons. Adding Blackshear would also give Kentucky a considerable amount of depth in the frontcourt, which can be very beneficial when guys get into foul trouble.

Some reports say that Blackshear wants to make a decision this week, and it is not out of the realm that a decision could come today. If rumors come out regarding a decision today, one would almost have to assume Kentucky would be the pick, so we will officially be on Kerry Blackshear watch today to see if he announces his decision.

Tweets of the Day

Football Cats finally getting a little preseason love.

Kentucky getting in early with one of the top 2021 prospects.


Notes on Kerry Blackshear and 2020 recruits - KSR

KSR’s Jack Pilgrim says he likes Kentucky’s chances to land Blackshear this week.

Five highlights from Mark Stoops’ appearance on KSR - KSR

Stoops had a lot to say on the radio airwaves.

Watch Beau Allen throw at Kentucky camp - Cats Pause

Catch a few clips of the future Wildcat.

Now DI, Bellarmine wants to schedule Kentucky and Louisville - Courier Journal

Scotty Davenport wants to put the Cats and the Cards on the schedule.

Top recruit Makur Maker’s guardian talks about Kentucky - Herald Leader

Maker, ranked as a top prospect in 2020, has been rumored to plan to skip college, but his guardian says otherwise.

Mock Draft has three Wildcats in top 15 - SI

Two Wildcats land in the lottery, while another barely misses in this projection.

UK to stream live NBA Draft Show - Cats Pause

Check it out for a more Kentucky-centered draft watching experience.

Willie Cauley-Stein waiting on Kings to learn more about his future - Herald Leader

The Kings have until June 30 to make a qualifying offer on WCS or let him walk.

Lakers hustling to create max salary slot - ESPN

The Lakers are trying to lure a third star to play with LeBron and Anthony Davis.

Possible trade scenarios for Chris Paul - Bleacher Report

Could we see a Chris Paul-John Wall swap?

Scherzer breaks nose during bunting drill - ESPN

What a random way to suffer an injury.

The Twins could crush the all-time HR record - Bleacher Report

The Twins are on pace to break the record by 46 with no signs of slowing down.