The No. 1 transfer in college basketball has reportedly made his decision and it’s somewhat of a surprising one.
Kerry Blackshear, a standout forward at Virginia Tech, was considering several major programs with his transfer decision, including Kentucky, which was believed by some to be the favorite following his visit to Lexington.
The former Hokies star will reportedly be playing for a different SEC program, however.
Blackshear has reportedly committed to Florida.
247Sports’ Evan Daniels confirms the decision.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) June 27, 2019
Blackshear took visits to Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee. He’s immediately eligible as a graduate transfer.
The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 14.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for the Hokies last season. He put his name in the NCAA’s transfer portal after Buzz Williams left Virginia Tech for Texas A&M.
This is a massive get for Mike White and Florida, which is coming off a second round loss in the NCAA Tournament to Michigan.