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Brad Calipari officially joins Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats have announced the addition of Brad Calipari to the 2016-17 roster.

Calipari is now enrolled in summer school, which starts this week, and will be eligible to play for the Wildcats in the fall. This has been in the works for awhile now, but now he's officially on campus and ready to suit up for the Cats this coming season.

The son of head coach John Calipari comes to UK after his final season at the MacDuffie School in Massachusetts, where he shot 47 percent from behind the 3-point line this past year while averaging 15.3 points, 3.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.

"I'm very excited to be a part of this special group of guys coming in," Brad  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."

He was chosen for the 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic, where he scored nine points on three 3-pointers to go along with four rebounds.

In January, Brad Calipari played against Wildcats signee Wenyen Gabriel and scored 17 points on five made threes. He led his team to a 69-61 victory over Gabriel's Wilbraham and Monson Academy team.

"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."