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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Brad Calipari Edition

Coach Cal's son has officially joined the team, and he shoots really well.

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Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, and welcome to the Tuesday Quickies. Today’s big story is Coach Cal’s son Brad officially joining the Kentucky basketball team. Apparently, Brad can shoot the basketball, and you can never have too many shooters:

Brad Calipari shot 47 percent from behind the three-point line last season. The freshman-to-be averaged 15.3 points last season, 3.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.

Not exactly McDonald’s All-American numbers, but pretty good, and 47% from three is outstanding even in high school.

But more importantly, Brad’s presence puts a strong presumption on Coach Cal being at Kentucky for the next four years. We can never say that it’s a sure thing — the NBA will always be a temptation whispering sweet dollar signs in Calipari’s ear, especially now that Billy Donovan has enjoyed early success.

But I think Calipari wants to coach his son all the way through. And if so, that’s great for Kentucky fans in more than one way.

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Ouch, Mike. But very true.

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