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Jonny David is UK’s new walk-on

(David’s the one on the left)

You’re looking at Jonny David, a 6’2″, 175 lbs. point guard from Pittsburgh who has just accepted a walk-on spot at Kentucky, according to the Herald-Leader’s Ben Roberts. What’s his connection to Kentucky? Jonny’s father Joe played for Pitt 30 years ago when John Calipari was an assistant coach. The two have remained close friends.

Last season, Jonny averaged 18.5 points per game for Mount Lebanon and passed up several Division I scholarship offers to walk-on for the Cats. His father sees him playing a Jarrod Polson-type role for Kentucky:

“He’s someone that I think can aspire to be a Jarrod Polson-type player for Coach Cal,” said Joe David. “He’s a team guy. He’s willing to work hard and do whatever he needs to do to help the team out.

To learn more about Jonny, head on over to the Herald-Leader.

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8 Comments for Jonny David is UK’s new walk-on

  1. Leroy Bird - 00
    9:38 am April 29, 2015 Permalink

    i can see “put him in a bodybag Jonny” signs at Rupp about 2 or 3 years from now.

  2. mikeintn
    9:42 am April 29, 2015 Permalink

    Welcome Jonny, BBN glad to have you.

  3. DavidP19
    10:03 am April 29, 2015 Permalink

    Betcha he is also a 3.5+GPA student

    • BigBlueBandwagonDriver
      11:36 am April 29, 2015 Permalink

      just like chane behanon

  4. nybrasky
    10:06 am April 29, 2015 Permalink

    Brian Long hopes he appreciates the opportunity.

  5. cracka
    10:27 am April 29, 2015 Permalink

    trolls out talking about gpa … like the walk-ons were there to just help the team gpa … they BETTER be studying if they’re not going to have a chance to go pro

    13 of 16 guys on our roster had over 3.0 gpa last fall

  6. jrdh13
    10:58 am April 29, 2015 Permalink

    we need bodies to practice against and in all honesty a walk on at 6`2 decent smart player wont hurt.
    I really hope we get brown even if it doesnt look like we will get him. IMO he builds his brand here better anyway than stupid addidas. We get him and were immediately the favorite i believe.

    • jrdh13
      11:22 am April 29, 2015 Permalink

      also really like that article speaks volume to coach cal’s coaching