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Breaking: Kerry Blackshear chooses Florida over return to Virginia Tech

The Virginia Tech Hokies and new basketball coach Mike Young were certainly hoping they’d get one more season of Kerry Blackshear, Jr. Those hopes were evaporated on Wednesday evening, when Jeff Goodman of Stadium Sports reported Blackshear would likely be heading to Florida.

Kerry Blackshear, barring a last-minute change of heart, is expected to choose Florida, source told @Stadium. Huge pickup for Mike White and the Gators.

— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 27, 2019

First, this was not totally unexpected. We’ve discussed here how it was becoming unlikely Blackshear would remain in Blacksburg.