The Kentucky Wildcats got some major contributions from Stanford graduate transfer F Reid Travis last season, and are now in the mix for another big-name grad transfer.
However, coach John Calipari and the Wildcats had to sweat out the pre-NBA Draft process while they waited for a big-name Virginia Tech transfer to make his decision.
As you can see below, on Wednesday night, F Kerry Blackshear Jr. announced he was withdrawing from the draft and returning to school:
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After taking the time to weigh my options, I have decided to withdraw my name from the NBA Draft. I am still evaluating my options for my last year of eligibility and feel extremely fortunate to be in the position that I am in. I look forward to continuing my education and earning a Master’s degree while competing in the sport that I love as I continue working toward my goal of playing professionally.
Kentucky is a major player for the former Hokie, who averaged 14.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game last season.
Blackshear still hasn’t decided where he’ll play in 2019-20, but Coach Cal and the Wildcats remain firmly in contention for his services.