According to Rivals reporter David Sisk, Kerry Blackshear Jr. has made a decision.
I’m hearing there should be breaking news on Kerry Blackshear Jr. within the next few hours, but a decision has been made.— David Sisk (@CoachDavidSisk) June 26, 2019
I 100% expect it to not be Kentucky.
Virginia Tech grad transfer Kerry Blackshear ‘should’ be making a decision soon, but it sounds like Kentucky is still falling out of the mix.
According to Jake Weingarten, Blackshear may actually end staying with the Hokies, but if not, Tennessee looks like the biggest threat to pull him out of Blacksburg.
Another KBJ update, pretty significant one, out of Virginia Tech they believe they’ve got a ‘really good’ shot at getting Kerry Blackshear Jr. back. This is a realistic option, the leader has changed many times, but hearing UT and VT are leaders right now.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) June 25, 2019
Blackshear is regarded as the No. 1 graduate transfer this offseason. The former Hokie entered the NCAA transfer portal on April 16 while also declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft. After pulling his name out of the draft, the Blackshear sweepstakes heated up quickly.
With former Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams accepting the lead role at Texas A&M, it was an easy call for Blackshear to begin searching for his next home, and a host of SEC schools began showing major interest.
The 6-10, 250-pound center would go on to visit the Florida Gators, Arkansas Razorbacks, Tennessee Volunteers and Kentucky Wildcats.
Blackshear was also strongly considering a visit to Texas A&M, where he could potentially reunite with Williams. However, the Aggies are in the midst of a rebuild and won’t give Blackshear a good chance of making the Final Four, something he’s hoping to finally accomplish in his final year of college basketball.
That seemingly left Tennessee, Florida and Kentucky competing for his services, but now it appears a return to Blacksburg is very possible.
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