It’s NBA Draft Day, and tonight we will find out where PJ Washington, Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson will land to begin their NBA careers.
All are expected to be first round picks, and at least one of the three are expected to land in the lottery with the chance that all three could be picked in the lottery as well.
It’s a huge marketing night for John Calipari and the Kentucky Basketball program. Expect to see Cal’s face on television several times tonight, adding to the already impressive number of first round picks that Kentucky has produced under Calipari.
And the Kentucky coaching staff is hoping that track record will produce a commitment from top grad transfer target Kerry Blackshear Jr.
Blackshear began his visit to Kentucky on Tuesday evening and before he leaves Lexington, the coaches hope to have a commitment from the former Virginia Tech big man, who is coming off of a season in which he averaged nearly 15 points and 8 rebounds for a Hokies team that he helped lead to a Sweet 16 appearance.
There have been some rumblings that Blackshear plans to visit Texas A&M this weekend and possibly schedule a visit to Michigan State before making a decision sometime next week, but ideally Kentucky is able to nail down a commitment before he leaves Lexington.
As for now, all eyes remain on Blackshear to see where he will play college basketball next season.
Tweets of the Day
If Kerry Blackshear does commit before the visit is over, wouldn’t shock me if it’s made public tomorrow. Kentucky lands the top graduate transfer on the same day as the NBA draft. Seems like the perfect day. Will it happen?— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) June 19, 2019
I think the BBN would be perfectly fine with this.
Looking like Swaggy Cal on his way to the plane.
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