Kentucky Rumors: John Calipari's Son Brad Enters Transfer Portal After 3 Seasons

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 30, 2019

Kentucky's Brad Calipari warms up before an NCAA college basketball game against Illinois-Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
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Brad Calipari, the son of Kentucky head coach John Calipari, entered the transfer portal Thursday, according to AL.com's Matt Zenitz.

In three seasons at Kentucky, the younger Calipari has played sparingly. He redshirted last season, meaning he will be a redshirt junior when he resumes playing at another school.

Calipari appeared in 27 games during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons and averaged 0.4 points and 0.2 rebounds in 2.7 minutes per contest.

Given the fact that Kentucky tends to bring in one of the top recruiting classes in the nation on a yearly basis, Calipari spent most of his time with the Wildcats on the bench.

Although Calipari's numbers clearly don't leap off the page, he was part of two Elite Eight teams while at Kentucky and is coming from a winning environment under his father.

The 6'0", 179-pound guard was not a highly touted prospect when he signed with Kentucky, but he did average 15.3 points, 3.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game while shooting 47 percent from beyond the arc as a senior at MacDuffie School in Massachusetts.

Due to his pedigree, experience and shooting ability, Calipari is likely capable of taking on a much bigger role at a smaller school and contributing more to the team's on-court success than he was able to at Kentucky.