It’s officially June 25 at 3:00 p.m. ET, and we still don’t have an update on where Virginia Tech graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. will be playing college basketball next season.
What we do have, however, is a tweet from Virginia Tech assistant coach Christian Webster that may or may not make you laugh.
“#HokieNation let’s show [Kerry Blackshear Jr.] how much we want him back in Blacksburg,” Webster tweeted, adding a graphic with the word “LOYALTY” plastered over photos of the 6-foot-11 forward.
Take a look:
— Christian Webster (@CoachWebbie) June 25, 2019
The most ironic part of the post is that Webster is preaching loyalty, though the graduate transfer’s head coach at Virginia Tech the last four years, Buzz Williams, left the program to coach at Texas A&M this offseason, knowing there was a chance Blackshear would be returning to school.
So yes, even though loyalty was not shown to you after four years on campus and three years on the basketball court, you owe it to the community to return to Virginia Tech for your final year of eligibility.
In terms of an update on his recruitment, Evan Daniels of 247Sports reported on Saturday that he felt Blackshear’s decision would ultimately come down to Tennessee and a return to Virginia Tech, saying an announcement could come as early as Sunday. Then, he added Florida to the list as a team that still had an outside shot.
Elsewhere, Eric Bossi of Rivals.com said yesterday that he felt it would come down to Tennessee, Kentucky, and Arkansas when it’s all said and done.
I guess we’ll see soon… hopefully.