12 Brad Calipari

Brad Calipari
Brad Calipari
Hometown (Last School)
Franklin Lakes, N.J. (MacDuffie School)
2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19
November 11, 1996

Brad Calipari was born November 11, 1996, in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey to John and Ellen Calipari.  He has two older sisters, Erin and Megan.

Calipari joined Kentucky after a productive final season at the MacDuffie School in Massachusetts.  The 6-foot guard spent his last two seasons at MacDuffie after starting his high school career at Lexington Christian Academy.  He developed into a sharpshooter during his final season at MacDuffie, where he shot a team-high 47 percent from behind the 3-point line.  Calipari averaged 15.3 points, 3.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game as a senior and finished his career as a 1,000-point scorer.  He was the MVP of the 2016 HoopHall Classic.  He once played against former UK teammate 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).

As a freshman, Calipari averaged 14.3 points, 6.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds a game in four games during an international basketball trip with Global Sports Academy in Croatia.  He made 15 appearances in his freshman season, scoring eight points with three rebounds and two 3-pointers and appeared in 12 of the first 15 games of the season.  Calipari made his first career 3-pointer against Arizona State in addition to a rebound and an assist in four minutes of play.  He played a career-high eight minutes against Cleveland State and recorded a block and registered the first points of his career against Canisius at the free-throw line.

As a sophomore, Calipari averaged 13.2 points and 7.0 assists a game in four games during an international basketball trip with Global Sports Academy in Europe in June. He was a 2017-18 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll member.  Calipari appeared in 12 games and recorded three points, two rebounds and an assist.  He scored his first bucket of the season, a 3-pointer, in the home victory over Missouri on February 24.  

Calipari graduated in three years with a degree in communication.  He redshirted his junior season then announced in the summer that he was transferring to Detroit Mercy and would be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining.  Calipari was a 2018-19 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll member. 

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