Kentucky Wildcats guard Brad Calipari has entered the transfer portal.
While it may seem surprising that John Calipari’s own son may be leaving, it’s been in the works for a while now.
Back in March, John revealed that his son would be eligible for a graduate transfer this year, and he may decide he wants to go somewhere he can actually play.
“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.
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 this past season with a loaded backcourt featuring Ashton Hagans, Immanuel Quickley, Quade Green, Tyler Herro and Jemarl Baker, Brad decided to redshirt, giving him an opportunity to take a year off playing in games and position himself for later on down the road.
Apparently, even Brad’s own sister didn’t know he was leaving until news broke on Twitter today.
You guys I found out that @bradcalipari was transferring just now on twitter— Megan Calipari (@MeganteCalipari) May 30, 2019
Best of luck to Brad in his future endeavors.