Kerry Blackshear Jr. reportedly considering Memphis

Glenn Beil | USA TODAY Sports

Yet another school may be in the running for Kerry Blackshear, and if you’re a Kentucky fan, you’re not going to like who it is.

Arkansas hoops reporter Kevin McPherson is reporting that Blackshear is now considering Memphis. The Virginia Tech grad transfer is scheduled to begin his official visit to Tennessee tomorrow, after which he plans to visit Kentucky. He’s already visited Florida and Arkansas. Texas A&M, Michigan State, and Gonzaga are also in the mix, as is a return to Virginia Tech.

Landing Blackshear would be quite a coup for Penny Hardaway, who already has five-star center James Wiseman coming in, along with five-star small forward Precious Achiuwa and a bevy of four-star prospects, including former UK commit DJ Jeffries. At 6’10”, 250 lbs., Blackshear could be the perfect compliment to the Tigers’ frontcourt and make them a national title contender.

Time to get this kid to Lexington and wrap it up.


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