John Calipari will be coaching his son next season.
It had been reported a couple of months ago that Coach Cal’s son, Brad Calipari, would be a walk-on for Kentucky’s men’s basketball team in 2016-17.
The Wildcats officially announced the news this afternoon.
“I’m excited for Brad to join the team,” John Calipari said. “I’m so proud of how hard he’s worked to get to this stage and prepare for this moment. Brad chose to go to prep school on his own and it ended up being a great decision. It was also his decision to be a part of this team. He knows he’s walking into a program with really good players, that he’s going to have to earn everything he gets, and that he’s going to have to strive to be his best. I’m looking forward to coaching my son.”
Brad Calipari says it’s an “honor” to play for UK.
“I’m very excited to be a part of this special group of guys coming in,” Brad Calipari said. “It’s truly an honor to finally be with the Big Blue Nation. I’m very lucky to have this opportunity and won’t put it to waste.”
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) June 6, 2016
Kentucky’s 2016 recruiting class, which includes five five-star prospects in addition to Brad Calipari, is ranked the No. 2 class in the country by 247Sports.
The Wildcats are expected to start the 2016-17 season ranked in the top five.