The Kentucky Wildcats have a new walk-on for the men’s basketball team.
This weekend, Isaac DeGregorio announced his commitment to UK as a preferred walk-on:
A 5-11 point guard out of Pennsylvania, DeGregorio led North Catholic to a Class 3A WPIAL championship as a senior this past season. Isaac plays for his father, head coach Dave DeGregorio, and has a previous connection to UK’s John Calipari.
In the early 80s, Calipari was a college point guard at Clarion under then-head coach Joe DeGregorio, the grandfather of Isaac, so that relationship undoubtedly played a part in getting Isaac to Lexington as a walk-on.
My college coach, Joe DeGregorio, stopped by practice with his wife, Emmy, and 6 family members. His grandsons are students with us!! pic.twitter.com/qRKtfmIIEX— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) October 20, 2018
As Calipari alluded to in that tweet from 2018, Isaac has a brother who recently graduated from UK.
DeGregorio will join Brennan Canada, Zan Payne, Riley Welch and Ben Jordan as UK walk-ons. It remains to be seen how the rest of the roster will shape out for next season, but it’s good to know UK has more practice bodies and emergency depth if needed.
Check out some highlights of the newest Wildcat in action:
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