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CBB Reporter Reveals Leaders For Top Grad Transfer Kerry Blackshear

Kerry Blackshear Jr. of the Virginia Tech Hokies.

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 22: Kerry Blackshear Jr. #24 of the Virginia Tech Hokies drives with the ball against Hasahn French #11 of the Saint Louis Billikens during their game in the First Round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at SAP Center on March 22, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)

Kerry Blackshear Jr. is finally nearing his transfer decision, and it sounds like one of the top teams in the country is falling out of favor for his services.

Virginia Tech was quite stunned by Blackshear's prior decision to enter the NCAA transfer portal. It doesn't mean his time with the Hokies is over, but the All-ACC forward is keeping his options open.

In a pretty sudden turn of events, it appears that Kentucky is losing ground in the sweepstakes for Blackshear. John Calipari has time to make his last pitch, but it doesn't look too promising for the SEC powerhouse, just days after the Wildcats were identified as a favorite to land him.

Jake Weingarten of Stock Risers is reporting that Virginia Tech and Tennessee are the leaders for Blackshear.

Clearly, the Hokies are confident that they can convince Blackshear to return for his senior season.

This is unfortunate news for Kentucky, which reportedly felt pretty optimistic about its chances of landing the top graduate transfer.

Not only does this latest report sting for the Wildcats' sake, but it makes it a tough pill to swallow because the rival Volunteers might actually land Blackshear this summer.

Blackshear has been the premier option on the transfer market for the past month. Between his immediate eligibility and experience against top competition in the ACC, the senior forward is the perfect addition for any program.