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Friday, September 20, 2019

Top transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. expected to pick Florida

Florida Gators

Kerry Blackshear Jr. is leaving Virginia Tech as a graduate transfer and headed to the SEC.

Multiple reporters said on Wednesday that Blackshear is transferring to Florida.

Blackshear averaged 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for the Hokies last season, while shooting 50.8 percent from the field. He announced he was entering the draft in April but withdrew his name and decided to transfer as a graduate instead so he could be eligible immediately.

Transferring made sense for Blackshear after Buzz Williams left Virginia Tech to take the Texas A&M job.

Florida went 20-16 last season, which was Mike White’s fourth on the job. Though they’re losing top scorer KeVaughn Allen, they are gaining Blackshear and will add him to a team that also features Noah Locke and Keyontae Johnson.

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