It looks like John Calipari is going all in on Kerry Blackshear Jr.
According to Rivals’ Corey Evans, the Kentucky head coach completed an in-home visit today with the parents of Virginia Tech grad transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr.
The 6’10” 250-pound post averaged 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds in the 2018. A second team All-ACC selection that helped take Virginia Tech to the Sweet 16, Blackshear is leaving Blacksburg following Buzz Williams’ departure.
The highest-ranked grad transfer on the market according to ESPN, it’s not 100 percent certain that Blackshear will play college basketball next season. Last week he declared for the NBA Draft. He has until May 29 at midnight to decide if he wants to take a shot at the NBA or play one more season of college basketball elsewhere.
UPDATE (9:45 p.m. ET)
A few hours after Evans’ initial report, Adam Zagoria spoke to Kerry Blackshear Sr. Just like the first piece of news from this recruitment, that Kentucky had in fact reached out to Blackshear, the player’s father refuted the report.
FWIW, Kerry Blackshear Sr. told me just now he did not meet with John Calipari today. "That wasn't the case."
He said they're working on a date. "We're trying to figure that out right now as we speak.'
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 23, 2019
You can read all of Blackshear’s Sr.’s comments here.