In one of the more fascinating transfer sagas of the spring and summer, Kentucky guard Brad Calipari – Coach Cal’s son – announced he would be leaving. After several visits to mid-major schools, Brad has made his decision.
Taking to Twitter on Monday afternoon, Brad announced that he would be joining Detroit Mercy. He visited the Titans last week and quickly named them one of his finalists.
Blessed to be in this position. Just want to thank everybody who’s been there along the way. Especially everyone who said I couldn’t. All the unseen hours of work paying off. It doesn’t stop now tho!
Though Coach Cal recently said he suggested that Brad give Division II a look, that advice seems to have gone unheeded. Brad’s two choices were narrowed down to Detroit Mercy and Hartford – both Division I schools.
The transfer comes after a sophomore season in which he saw just 28 minutes on the court.
Blessed to be in this position. Just want to thank everybody who’s been there along the way. Especially everyone who said I couldn’t. All the unseen hours of work paying off. It doesn’t stop now tho! #TheNextChapter @DetroitMBB pic.twitter.com/NIwjrAGLdk
— Brad Calipari (@bradcalipari) July 1, 2019
Brad Calipari joins a Detroit Mercy team that is six years removed from its last NCAA Tournament appearance. The Titans have been a sub-.500 team in four of their last five seasons.
Per the team, he will join Detroit Mercy as a graduate transfer with two years of NCAA eligibility remaining.
Brad will be eligible immediately at @DetroitMBB as a graduate transfer (he graduated in three years this past May). He'll have two years of eligibility remaining. Best of luck, Brad! #BBN will be behind you the whole way.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) July 1, 2019
In two years at Kentucky, Brad played 73 minutes and scored 11 points with five rebounds and two assists.