Kentucky will be without Brad Calipari this season as he has decided to redshirt in 2018-19. He plans to spend two years in graduate school at UK, so he will sit this year out and have two years of basketball eligibility as a grad student.
“Brad came to me about a month ago and asked me to redshirt this year,” Calipari said Monday. “He’s graduating in three years with plans to go to graduate school for two years here at Kentucky. This will give basketball eligibility during those two years of grad school. He will continue to be a part of our team this year and will still practice and travel with us. However, he will not play in any of our games.”
Brad said, “I’ve been thinking about this for a while. With where I am in my basketball career and with what I plan to do academically, this just made the most sense. I plan to remain around my brothers and continue to work on my game.”
This could mean yet another year of Coach Cal on the UK bench, which is nice.