20 Brad Calipari

Brad Calipari
Hometown (Last School)
Franklin Lakes, N.J. (MacDuffie School)
Current Team
Kentucky Wildcats


Joined Kentucky after a productive final season at the MacDuffie School in Massachusetts … The 6-foot guard spent the last two seasons at MacDuffie after starting his high school career at Lexington Christian Academy … Developed into a sharpshooter during his final season at MacDuffie, where he shot a team-high 47 percent from behind the 3-point line … Averaged 15.3 points, 3.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game as a senior … Finished his career as a 1,000-point scorer … Was the MVP of the 2016 HoopHall Classic … Chosen for the 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic, where he scored nine points on three 3-pointers to go along with four rebounds … In January, played against incoming UK signee Wenyen Gabriel and scored 17 points on five made 3-pointers, while leading his team to a 69-61 victory over Gabriel’s squad from Wilbraham and Monson Academy (Massachusetts) … Also played golf … Earned academic honors for art, specializing in drawing.


Born Nov. 11, 1996, in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey … The son of John and Ellen Calipari … Has two older sisters, Erin and Megan … His definition of a true hero is anyone who is a servant leader … Lists SpongeBob SquarePants as his favorite show … His father is the most influential person in his life … Chose Kentucky over UMass.

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Walter Cornett, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter’s Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.