Kerry Blackshear Jr. is a name to watch in the coming days. The former Virginia Tech big man announced he will leave Blacksburg as a graduate transfer for his final year of college basketball next season. Soon after he shared the news, ESPN ranked him as its top transfer on the market this spring.
Blackshear will probably take a glance at Kentucky as a potential landing spot, and it’s easy to think John Calipari will entertain the idea of adding him as another weapon inside. In fact, a source told KSR the two sides have already been in contact with one another about bringing Blackshear in as a grad transfer next season.
If the name Kerry Blackshear Jr. sounds familiar, it is because we have already seen him in Rupp Arena once before. He started for Virginia Tech when the Hokies gave Kentucky all it could handle in December of the 2017-18 season. Blackshear went for 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with five rebounds in the 86-93 loss to the Cats.
Maybe we will see more of him in Rupp Arena in 2019-20?
Before you get too excited, you should know he also entered his name in the NBA Draft. He is considering all options for the next step in his basketball career.