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25 responses to “Kerry Blackshear Jr. says turning down Kentucky was “really hard””

  1. TonyMontana

    I didnt want to relive this. He would’ve made a big impact imo.

  2. TomEcaster

    Don’t care. He chose to be a Gator. Does not matter why.

  3. Headhurts

    Enjoy your 1 year at home, after that chances are you won’t be back for some time.

  4. Tom Bombadil

    Very big opportunity for Nick and EJ…i cant wait to see them go up against Blackshear! Yes sir! Go Cats!#9

  5. UKinMKY

    And he’ll parlay that hometown hero shtick into going undrafted.

    1. mashburnfan1

      yea he could have done like Travis and won an SEC title, Natty, developed so much under Cal and drafted in the lottery….Huh, wait…that did not happen? My mistake. kid chose to go closer to home so maybe friends and family can see more of his games, good for him if that is what he wanted. Must have been a tough choice as he did take his time.

    2. UKinMKY

      Personally never thought Reid was going to get drafted at the beginning of the year, and I’ll say the same about Blackshear, you absolute mongoloid. Get your garbage posts off this website.

  6. Trey

    Now it’s just time to kick his ass on the court! We WILL most definitely do so too! Stay close to home as a grad transfer? Grow a pair KB!

  7. sincitycat

    I respect his decision. Next man up!

  8. Smyrna_Cat

    I hope this is the last Blackshear blurb until we play Florida.

  9. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Hey, I have no problem with that. Lots of Cat fans complain about bball players being mamma’s boys when they want to stay home, but if he loves his family, that’s great. Lots of folks don’t have family, or don’t have family who loves them, so I don’t do the “cut the apron strings mamma’s boy!” thing like some fans.

    One reason I say this also is I didn’t know until yesterday (or this morning) that J-Lo actually showed up at UK and told Hal Mumme he wanted to play for him. He was BBN through and through even though he probably could have played at some “football” schools, and national guys like SVP have said this week he was BBN all the way, and that made me love him even more.

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  10. KYCat4EVER

    If he’s not smart enough to see the difference between Florida State and Kentucky… he made the right decision for himself and Kentucky!

    1. mashman 93

      I think you mean Florida. Hopefully the next time we hear about Kerry Blackshear is after we beat the hell out of Florida next season. Twice!!! GO CATS!

  11. bruce122767

    But he did turn Kentucky down and why is irrelevant.

  12. VirginiaCat

    While I understand his decision to play close to home, I believe that Kentucky had the strongest argument. I can’t shake the feeling that we had the winning hand, we just didn’t play our cards to full advantage. It probably didn’t help that Cal jetted off to the NBA draft instead of sticking around a bit longer to close the deal.

    1. catsarerunnin

      Sukk it.

  13. BUCats

    Read the whole quote and UT was mentioned as well. Is it really hard to turn down the Vols?

    1. mashburnfan1

      They beat our All-American 5 star team twice last year. Amazes me when people bash other teams that just beat us. Hey lets make fun of dUKe, they only beat us by 34. Make fun of Pearl but guess who knocked us out with far less talent. Now you try to make fun of UT who just beat us twice. Lets make fun of U6, we own them.

    2. UKinMKY

      And that team is ALL GONE, you absolute mongoloid.

  14. Bluehender

    Maybe Cal was getting a little tired of stroking the boy VC. At some point you have to let them make their decision. I think the coaching staff knows what they’re doing. They made their presentation. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them drink..

    1. VirginiaCat

      The top horses are drinking elsewhere and have been for several years now.

  15. dcforuk

    VC, it really does not matter what you think, what I think or what anyone else thinks. What matters is what the evidence says:

    247 Sports Rankings:

    2019 – 2nd
    2018 – 2nd
    2017 – 2nd
    2016 – 2nd
    2015 – 1st
    2014 – 2nd
    2013 – 1st
    2012 – 1st
    2011 – 1st
    2010 – 1st

    Before you complain about how many classes were first and when, think about how foolish those words would be. Are you dissatisfied with classes ranked second? If so, go cheer for the Cavs, be it college or Pro.

    1. njcat54

      Cal had the #1 class 5 of his first 6 years. Duke has had the #1 class 5 of the last six years.

      When you’re trying to win championships with freshmen you need the #1 class. Cal has only made 1 final four without the no.1 class (2014) and that took several miracle finishes over arguably better teams. No final fours the past 4 years. The evidence is clear that until Cal starts getting top 5 players he’s going to have a very difficult time winning a championship.

      If the NBA starts taking the top 10-15 players out of HS, Cal may have better success.

    2. dcforuk

      I do not agree. 2017 and 2019 were a basket and an OT away from the FF.