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Kentucky reschedules matchup with Detroit

Father vs. son is still on for the Calipari family.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 09 Detroit at Cleveland State Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Brad Calipari will make his return to Rupp Arena after all.

On Thursday, it was announced that the Kentucky Wildcats will host Detroit Mercy on Dec. 15 at 5 pm EST on the SEC Network. It was originally scheduled for Nov. 27 as part of the Bluegrass Showcase.

As mentioned above, the connection here is John Calipari’s son, Brad, who now plays at Detroit after spending three years at Kentucky as a walk-on playing for his father. In the summer of 2019, Brad opted to transfer to Detroit in hopes of more playing time.

Last season, Brad saw action in 27 games, earning six starts with 6.1 points and 1.1 rebounds per game. He led the team in three-point shooting percentage (38%) and was 70.8% at the free-throw line (17/24).

Detroit finished the season at 8-23 overall and 6-12 in Horizon League play. They are coached by former Indiana head coach Mike Davis.

Speaking of father-son connections, Mike’s son, Antoine Davis, was arguably the best player in the Horizon League last season, averaging 24.3 points and 4.5 assists per game. That included a 43-point outing vs. IUPU and a 48-point effort vs. Wright State as a freshman.

In 2019-20, Davis set an NCAA freshman record with 132 three-pointers, breaking the previous freshman record set by Davidson’s Steph Curry 12 years earlier.

This should be a fun one.

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