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Kerry Blackshear Jr. completes Kentucky visit, still mulling decision

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Sounds like Blackshear has one more stop to make before a final decision.

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The chase for Kerry Blackshear Jr. continues. Tennessee has been heavily involved with the top grad-transfer option on the market for the past few weeks. Rick Barnes and his staff got him on campus for a visit last Friday, giving the 6-10 rising senior a firsthand look at Knoxville.

This week, Blackshear’s focus shifted to the Kentucky Wildcats. John Calipari has positioned his Wildcats as the perceived leader for Blackshear since the start. This week, he got the former Virginia Tech Hokie on campus.

Rumors suggested that Blackshear might go ahead and commit during said visit, but according to Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio, that didn’t happen.

Kyle Tucker, who covers Kentucky for The Athletic, notes that he believes Blackshear will take a visit to Texas A&M before making a final decision.

Blackshear averaged nearly 15 points per game for Virginia Tech last season, pulling down 7.5 rebound per contest. Tennessee saw Grant Williams and Kyle Alexander walk out the door this offseason, leaving a couple of question marks in the post for the 2019-20 season.

Adding Blackshear into the mix would shift Tennessee from rebuild mode right back into win now mode.