Barry “Slice” Rohrssen is Kentucky’s new recruiting ace

Barry Rohrssen with Walter Cornett - photo by Tammie Brown
Barry Rohrssen with Walter Cornett - photo by Tammie Brown
Barry Rohrssen with Walter Cornett – photo by Tammie Brown

Former UK basketball assistant coach Orlando Antigua accepted a head coaching job with the University of South Florida in March, leaving an open seat on the bench.

That seat was filled by head coach John Calipari’s longtime friend, Barry “Slice” Rohrssen, who joined the staff after just one season as an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh.

“I was humbled when John Calipari asked me to become a member of his outstanding staff,” Rohrssen said in a statement released by UK in May. “(Calipari) embodies the meaning of the word ‘success.’ The way he prepares young men for their future, in both basketball and life, is remarkable.”

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