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19:06  30 may  2019
19:06  30 may  2019 Source:   courier-journal.com

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LEXINGTON - Two guards have already transferred from the Kentucky basketball roster in the last year. Could coach John Calipari's son follow them?

Junior walk-on guard Brad Calipari has placed his name in the transfer portal, according to a report from 247Sports director of basketball recruiting Evan Daniels. Brad redshirted last season for Kentucky and graduated in May, leaving open the possibility of spending his final two seasons of eligibility at a mid-major program where he might compete for a spot in the primary rotation.

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When UK announced his plans to redshirt in November, both coach and son said the move was planned in order to allow him to remain on the team for both years of graduate school at UK.

"I’ve been thinking about this for a while," Brad said in a news release announcing the redshirt decision. "With where I am in my basketball career and with what I plan to do academically, this just made the most sense. I plan to remain around my brothers and continue to work on my game."

He appeared in 27 games across his first two seasons at Kentucky, averaging 2.7 minutes per appearance. He has scored just 11 points in his career but has been billed as a strong 3-point shooter, despite hitting just three of 19 3-point attempts in his UK career.

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Brad Calipari , the son of UK Coach John Calipari , announced Sunday that he will return to Lexington as a Kentucky Wildcat next season. The younger Calipari , who will walk on for the Cats, has spent the past two seasons at The MacDuffie School in Massachusetts. The 6-foot, 180-pound guard started his

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Since the end of the semester, Brad has been working on his game with a trainer in New Jersey, according to his Instagram account.

During his redshirt season, Brad frequently drew the attention (and sometimes criticism) of fans for his unique fashion choices on the bench. One betting website even released odds of what outfit Brad would wear during the Sweet 16.

Speculation about what effect a transfer might have on his father's future at Kentucky is likely to be lessened thanks to the recent long-term extension agreed upon between John Calipari and UK.

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