The annual Kentucky Wildcats Pro Day has been set for October 10th inside Rupp Arena, the school announced Friday.
Pro scouts and personnel from all 30 NBA teams will be invited to attend in-person again this season after going to a virtual event last year because of COVID-19.
The SEC Network will broadcast the event for an eighth-straight season. The televised portion of Pro Day will air live from 5:30 to 7:30 pm ET.
This will be the third time Pro Day has been held in Rupp Arena but the first time since the 2018-19 season. It once again features the Wildcats going through a combine-like practice conducted by Kentucky coaches and staff. Players will be directed through agility and shooting drills in addition to 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 scrimmaging.
The televised practice will serve as a warm-up before Big Blue Madness, which will take place later that week on Oct. 15 in Rupp Arena.
John Calipari’s squad will return 42.1% of its minutes, 41.9% of its scoring, 39.0% of the rebounds, 42.4% of the assists and 60.6% of the 3-pointers from a season ago. For comparison, the only two Calipari-coached Kentucky teams that returned more minutes and more points (in terms of percentages) than the 2021-22 team is slated to return were the 2011-12 national championship squad and the 2014-15 Final Four team that started the season 38-0.
Adding the Wildcats’ four transfers to the equation, Kentucky’s current 2021-22 roster includes 13,385 minutes, 5,203 points, 1,917 rebounds, 1,132 assists and 543 total 3-pointers in college basketball production.
Kentucky also signed another top-10 recruiting class, which features 5-star guard TyTy Washington, 5-star forward Daimion Collins and 4-star forward Bryce Hopkins. Every Kentucky team under Calipari has produced multiple NBA Draft picks, and this group should be no different when the 2022 NBA Draft rolls around.