John Calipari is hitting the transfer market to finish building his 2021-22 roster.
Recently, Davidson star Kellan Grady announced that he would be transferring to Kentucky.
This is a massive pickup for the Kentucky Wildcats, as Grady is an elite scorer putting up over 2,000 points in his career at Davidson and averaged at least 17 points per game each season.
Grady brings something to the table that Kentucky desperately needed last season, and Calipari knows he needs shooters like Grady going forward.
Interesting enough, Grady’s favorite player just happens to be one that put on a show at Davidson and has gone on to win multiple MVPs in the NBA: Steph Curry.
“Steph has kind of been a role model for me and my favorite player since I was watching him when he was at Davidson starring in the NCAA Tournament,” Grady said during a media session last week.
In 2008, Curry led Davidson to the Elite Eight and scored 30 or more points in each game before losing the regional final to the eventual champion Kansas Jayhawks.
Grady has tried to mirror what Curry brings to the table and wants to have a Curry-like work ethic.
“I had the privilege to actually work out with him a couple times where I was at his camp a few summers ago,” Grady said. “Beyond his amazing ability on the court, just seeing the way he is dedicated to the game and how he works is something that inspired me to work in detail and with precision when I’m trying to work on my game.”
Curry is an elite scorer at all three levels and that is something Grady wants to emulate. He also wants to do the “little things” like coming off screens and continuing to move without the ball.
Grady is bringing experience and talent to Lexington and I believe he is not only going to have a ton of success on the court, but I believe he will quickly become a fan favorite as well.