12 Brad Calipari

Brad Calipari
Name
Position
Guard
Class
JR
Hometown (Last School)
Franklin Lakes, N.J. (MacDuffie School)
Ht
6'0"
Wt
178
Seasons
2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19
Birthday
November 11, 1996

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2018-19

Junior: Graduated in three years with a degree in communication … Redshirted the 2018-19 season … Announced in the summer that he was transferring to Detroit Mercy and will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining … 2018-19 Winter Academic Honor Roll member. 

Bahamas:  Appeared in all four victories … Drained a 3-pointer against the Bahamas National Team … Had a rebound in three of the four games … Dished out two assists against Team Toronto.

2017-18

Sophomore:  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 … 2017-18 Winter Academic Honor Roll member … Appeared in 12 games and recorded three points, two rebounds and an assist … Appeared in the NCAA Tournament second-round game vs. Buffalo … Made an appearance vs. Alabama in the SEC Tournament semifinals … Scored his first bucket of the season, a 3-pointer, in the home victory over on Feb. 24 … Grabbed a rebound in two minutes at Texas A&M … Played four key minutes in the first half at South Carolina … Recorded three minutes in the home victory vs. Texas A&M … Dished out an assist in the home win vs. Louisville … Played a career-high six minutes and hauled in a rebound vs. Monmouth … Appeared in three straight games from Nov. 20-26 for his first action of the season.

2016-17

Freshman:  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 … Made 15 appearances in his freshman season, scoring eight points with three rebounds and two 3-pointers … Appeared in 12 of the first 15 games of the season … Played five minutes vs. at home, grabbing one rebound … Logged three minutes vs. Valparaiso, hitting one of two 3-point attempts … Made his first career 3-pointer vs. Arizona State in addition to a rebound and an assist in four minutes of play … Played a career-high eight minutes vs. Cleveland State and recorded a block … Registered the first points of his career vs. Canisius at the free-throw line.

HIGH SCHOOL

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 … 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 former 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) … Also played golf … Earned academic honors for art, specializing in drawing.

PERSONAL

Born Nov. 11 in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey … Major is communication … 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.