Highly coveted grad transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. reaches decision on new school
UPDATE: Kerry Blackshear Jr. has announced he will play for Florida next season.
For weeks now, people all around college basketball have been anxiously awaiting a decision from highly coveted graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr.
The former Virginia Tech big man has been on the market for a while now, showing interest in Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and even in returning to the Hokies.
However, it appears he’s reached his decision, and per a tweet from Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, he’ll be heading to Gainesville to become a Gator:
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
This is obviously huge for Mike White and the Gators, who can now pair Blackshear with a solid 2019 recruiting class that includes 5-star SF Scottie Lewis and 5-star PG Tre Mann.
Blackshear averaged 14.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 35 games for the Hokies last season.