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Bam Adebayo and Marcus Lee are back on campus


Two former Kentucky big men are back in Lexington.

This morning, former Wildcats Bam Adebayo and Marcus Lee watched the 2019-20 team practice and hung out with the UK coaching staff around the Kentucky practice facilities.

The Kentucky basketball Twitter account released the footage of John Calipari meeting up with Adebayo and giving him a hug on the sideline today.

After practice, Calipari took to Twitter to let the BBN know how excited he was to have both former Wildcats back in Lexington.

“Always great to spend time [with] family,” he said. “Being family means always being there for one another — that even players who choose to finish at other schools are always welcome here. Family knows that. We’re always here when they need advice or just to lend an ear. That’s what families do.”

Calipari touched on Marcus Lee’s decision to transfer to Cal-Berkeley back in 2016, saying that he is always supportive of his players making the best decisions for themselves, even if it means leaving the program.

“At the end of the day, what we do here is for the kids. If they choose to finish somewhere else, there is no intimidation or power play. We listen, we give our opinions, and then we roll with their decisions and support them in any way we can.”

Back in July at The Basketball Tournament, Lee told KSR that there is “no better feeling” than being back at his former school.

“Oh man, it’s a great feeling,” Lee said about being back in Lexington. “There’s no better feeling than being back in Kentucky, at my alma mater, with fans that you love. There’s no better feeling.”



Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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5 Comments for Bam Adebayo and Marcus Lee are back on campus

  1. scwhite9
    1:22 pm September 7, 2019 Permalink

    I love these guys. I wish Marcus had stayed; but, regardless of that, I still appreciate all he did at Kentucky. What a compliment to Coach Cal that he welcomes all players back .

    • MtnCat
      1:25 pm September 7, 2019 Permalink


    • FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
      4:05 pm September 7, 2019 Permalink

      Marcus probably did more off the court than any Wildcat in Calipari’s tenure. He was always visiting hospitals to visit sick kids, committed to his class work, and even supported future cats going to Brad’s games at LCA. If he had stayed for his senior year with Fox, Bam, and Monk coming in that team would’ve gone 40-0 just by having Marcus being a rim protecting presence instead of a main defender in the post.

  2. J. Did
    3:26 pm September 7, 2019 Permalink

    I am an huge K.P. fan.

    And – Coach CAL.

    Coach CAL attends mass on a daily basis. Daily.

    That’s an huge commitment.

    That’s admirable.

    What it says is this: The man has heart, soul, and belief.

    I have respect for that first.

    Then what he does for the youngsters.

    It really does not get better than that.

    GO CATS!

  3. CrystalBall
    4:51 pm September 7, 2019 Permalink

    Marcus has added some muscle.