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Brad Calipari announces transfer plans, will finish two remaining years of eligibility at Detroit Mercy

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Brad Calipari will finish his collegiate career away from home. Calipari, son of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari, has decided to transfer to Detroit Mercy as a graduate transfer and will have two years of eligibility remaining. Brad admitted the decision wasn’t an easy one. “It’s always been a dream of mine to make a major impact on the court on...

Calipari says pickup games still essential to player development as many focus on individual workouts

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today John Calipari is concerned about the lack of time players are spending playing pickup games compared to individual workouts. “One of the things that I’m a little concerned about in this great game that we coach, kids are starting to just be about individual workouts,” he said. “My own son, Brad (Calipari), that cone has no arms. You need to play pickup basketball...

Practice report: It’s easy to see why Calipari is so giddy about Wildcats

Kentucky coach John Calipari instructs his team during an open practice Wednesday at the Joe Craft Center. The Wildcats are preparing for a trip to the Bahamas next week. (Kentucky Today/Keith Taylor) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today John Calipari has spent more time with this Kentucky team than any other he has coached at Kentucky. In some ways, it’s been a throwback summer for the Kentucky coach...

UK Notebook: Brad Calipari productive in his second foreign tour of career

Kentucky junior Brad Calipari, left, enjoyed a five-game stint during an overseas trip recently. Calipari poured in double figures in four of five games. (UK Athletics Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Brad Calipari enjoyed another summer tour with the Global Sports Academy. The Kentucky guard and son of Wildcats coach John Calipari averaged 13.2 points and seven assists per game for Global Sports,...

Kentucky guard Brad Calipari to take part in an eight-day basketball trip to Croatia next week

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Brad Calipari will be taking a trip overseas next week. The Kentucky sophomore guard will compete in eight-day excursion to Croatia with Global Sports Academy. Calipari and 14 players are part of a squad led by Bucknell assistant coach Joe Meehan. The team will compete against four professional teams in the region. Brad Calipari, left, will travel to Croatia next week...

Keith Taylor: Father-son combos not a new trend at UK; Game times set for first three football games

Brad Calipari won’t be the first player to play for his father at Kentucky. Three others — Herky Rupp, Sean Sutton and Saul Smith — also played for the Wildcats, with Smith enjoying a successful career from 1997-2001. Smith was a part of the Wildcats’ 1998 national championship team. Smith finished his career with 364 assists (10th in school history) and played in 143 games in his career. Saul...

Brad Calipari honored to join father at Kentucky, vows to take advantage of opportunity

The Kentucky men’s basketball team has added Brad Calipari to the 2016-17 roster. Calipari has enrolled in summer school, which starts this week, and will be eligible to play for the Wildcats in the fall. Calipari, son of coach John Calipari, joins Kentucky after a productive final season at the MacDuffie School in Massachusetts. The 6-foot, 180-pound guard spent the last two seasons at MacDuffie...