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Analyst still thinks UK in the mix for Blackshear

All the buzz has shifted away from Lexington, but the Cats are still in the mix.

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As of Monday evening, Kerry Blackshear remains undecided. Rivals recruiting analyst Eric Bossi thinks these three schools are still in the mix:

My belief is that he should be making his decision soon and I would venture to guess that he picks either Arkansas, Kentucky or Tennessee but until he makes a decision we’ll all continue to watch and wait.

At this point, I don’t expect Kentucky to be the pick and am ‘guessing’ Tennessee is the pick.

After it appeared UK was in great shape for Kerry Blackshear Jr., it looks like he’ll end up elsewhere.

Earlier today, Evan Daniels reported that Blackshear is not planning to take any more visits and that a decision could come Sunday.

Since then, several reports have come out that make it appear UK is no longer in the lead, including this from KSR’s Matt Jones.

To take it a step further, Ben Roberts added this nugget:

The Herald-Leader was told Saturday morning that Kentucky is now looking less likely to be the destination for Blackshear.

During his basketball camp today, John Calipari didn’t exactly sound confident in UK adding one more big man.

It’s a tough pill to swallow if Blackshear ultimately lands elsewhere, especially if it’s an SEC rival like Tennessee.

Alas, UK still has EJ Montgomery, Nate Sestina and Nick Richards in the frontcourt, while Keion Brooks and Kahlil Whitney could also see playing time at the 4 in small-ball lineups.