Well, there it is. After several years of waiting, Virginia Tech grad transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. is expected to commit to Florida, per multiple sources.
Kerry Blackshear, barring a last-minute change of heart, is expected to choose Florida, source told @Stadium. Huge pickup for Mike White and the Gators.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 27, 2019
Sources: The expectation is that Kerry Blackshear will commit to Florida. Averaged 14.9 PPG & 7.5 RPG last season. Eligible immediately. https://t.co/u5F6JTi4WF
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) June 27, 2019
Sources: Virginia Tech grad transfer Kerry Blackshear is expected to commit to Florida. Announcement will likely happen soon.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 27, 2019
Blackshear was down to Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Virginia Tech before ultimately choosing the Gators.
The Wildcats remain in good shape without Blackshear – a 6-foot-10 big man who can stretch the floor and also put the ball on the ground – and will still go about 10 players deep in the rotation. The addition of Blackshear would have immediately vaulted the Cats into the preseason No. 1 overall ranking. Now, Kentucky will simply have to work with the stacked roster it currently has.
Go Cats and good luck to Blackshear.
UPDATE (9:05 pm): It’s official.
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) June 27, 2019