Since his announcement, Kerry Blackshear Jr. has been one of the most wanted transfers in the country.
But he may eventually take a different route as Blackshear is reportedly leaning to leave his name in the 2019 NBA Draft, according to Rivals ‘ Corey Evans.
Blackshear entered his name into the NBA Draft as well as the transfer portal of the NCAA after Buzz Williams took over the head coaching job for the Texas A&M Aggies. It seemed that the portal would be his likely decision to be announced eventually with a choice between the Aggies, Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats.
This is no longer reportedly the case, as Blackshear is not only believed to be leaning towards staying in the draft, but he would prefer to spend in the G-League next year rather than another college program.
At Virginia Tech last year, Blackshear had the best of his three seasons, averaging 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds at 50.8 percent field shooting and 33.3 percent three-point shooting.To news of Jaden McDaniels changing over the past few weeks, Blackshear also seemed to have taken a backseat after John Calipari went in for a visit with his family, though part of that is due to Blackshear focusing more on the pre-draft process and working out for teams.
The skill set and experience of Blackshear would be a welcome addition to the roster of next year. But with questions about the frontcourt of the Wildcats still in the air and rumors like this breaking out, there seems to be a real chance that next season no college will earn its services.