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Could Brad Calipari be a grad transfer? John Calipari addressed it

Brad will be able to leave and play 2 more years elsewhere if he chooses.

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With all the focus on Kentucky Wildcats vs. Houston Cougars and the status of PJ Washington, there’s something new to think about for when the season ends.

Brad Calipari, who is currently redshirting, will graduate this year and be able to leave UK as a graduate transfer to play two more years elsewhere, if he so chooses.

During an appearance on The Jim Rome Show on Wednesday, Calipari actually addressed his son’s status going forward.

“He redshirted because he’s going to have two years to play,” said the elder Calipari of his son.” If he chooses to, he can go to another school, a smaller school where he’ll play more.

I think he’ll stay here.

Brad has played in 27 career games in his first two seasons as a Wildcat and has recorded 11 points and five rebounds. The younger Calipari played in five of UK’s six exhibition games in the 2018-19 preseason, totaling three points, three rebounds and two assists in 40 minutes.

With UK coming into the year with a loaded backcourt featuring Ashton Hagans, Immanuel Quickley, Quade Green, Tyler Herro and Jemarl Baker, this was a good opportunity for Brad to take a year off playing in games and position himself for later on down the road.

It remains to be seen if that will be in Lexington, but after seeing John’s comments, you’d have to think Brad is leaning toward staying. Kentucky is currently projected to have Baker, Tyrese Maxey and Immanuel Quickley for next year with a chance Ashton Hagans returns, so the backcourt ‘could’ be easier to earn minutes in.

In the meantime, you can bet on what Brad will wear in Kentucky’s Sweet 16 matchup with Houston.

Yes, you read that correctly.

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