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Kentucky basketball welcomes new walk-on Brennan Canada

With Jonny David leaving the Kentucky basketball program this offseason, the Wildcats needed to find a walk-on to replace him on the roster.

This afternoon, they found just the right fit.

Brennan Canada, a 6-foot-7 forward out of George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester, KY, will join the 2019-20 roster this fall.

Canada was an All-10th Region First Team selection this past season, averaging 15 points and 9.5 rebounds per game as a senior. A member of the 1,000-point club at George Rogers Clark, Canada finished his high school career with 1,371 points and 776 rebounds overall, also averaging double-figures scoring in each of his last three seasons.

He was also a two-year captain at George Rogers Clark, posting 13 double-doubles in 2018-19 and making the 10th Regional All-Tournament Team. Canada was a three-time All-District Team pick and a three-time All-District Tournament Team selection.

“I’m excited to be joining the team,” Canada said in a statement. “It’s always been a dream of mine to wear a Kentucky jersey. I look forward to getting to work and chasing my dreams as a part of the Big Blue Nation.”

Kentucky head coach John Calipari is excited to add another player from the state of Kentucky to help the basketball program.

“Brennan had opportunities to play other places but wanted to be here and be a part of this,” Calipari said. “Anytime we can add a player from our state who can come in and help our program, I’m always for it. Brennan knows what we expect of our walk-ons. We know he will be great teammate and a valuable addition to our team. We are excited to have him join this program.”

Check out some of his highlights:

Join us in welcoming Mr. Canada to the BBN.



Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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22 Comments for Kentucky basketball welcomes new walk-on Brennan Canada

  1. Kat4Life
    3:20 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink

    Don’t know anything about the young man, but can just about promise he is a very, very good student……welcome aboard !!

    • blueblue
      3:48 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink

      Yep. He must be a good ball player. But I bet he’s a better student. Lol Tell is his gpa instead of his ppg.

  2. Headhurts
    3:24 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink

    6’7 walk-on? Don’t remember having many that height.

    • CatfaninCinci
      3:42 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink

      Svoboda maybe?

    • IrishCat
      5:09 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink

      Wasn’t there a 6’8” walk on who ended up being one of our main guys? Pilgrim maybe?

    • Ridge Runner
      5:33 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink

      Several years ago Ms Tyler wrote a nice article ranking our walk ons led by Cameron Mills & Ravi Moss. 2010 or 11 I think it was. Oh & who can forget.. Chris Gettlefinger? Your cue here, chrisgettlefingerisnotwalkinthruthedoor

    • Ridge Runner
      5:37 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink

      I do remember Mark Coury 6’9 (BCG years) off top of my head who eve started a few games. But yeah, there’s been a few..

  3. AirForceOne
    3:53 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink

    Welcome to the BBN kid!!

  4. justaguyinthebackrow
    3:55 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink

    Calipari seems to have an in with the Canada kids.

    Now when anything goes wrong we can just blame Canada.

    • CatfaninCinci
      4:11 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink


    • VirginiaCat
      6:53 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink

      justaguyinthebackrow: Hope your comment was tongue-in-cheek . If not, you need to move up to the first row.

  5. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    3:55 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink

    I hope Cal looks at Kenny White from Madisonville-North Hopkins for next year.

    4:04 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink

    Nice stats, but seriously… What’s his GPA?

  7. KYCat4EVER
    4:08 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink

    All the best to you young man! Congrats to you on realizing your dream and representing our KENTUCKY Wildcats!


  8. sincitycat
    4:44 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink

    Welcome to the Big Blue Nation!

  9. BackinBlue
    5:04 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink


  10. Ridge Runner
    5:08 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink

    Welcome to the Blue & White legacy, Brennan!!!

  11. davis2319
    7:35 pm April 25, 2019 Permalink

    I’m not a basketball scout, baseball player actually… but I watched Brennan play multiple times. This is not your normal GPA boosting walk on. He has size, physicality, and a nice touch around the rim and on his jumper. Can also defend multiple positions. He also played with Dontae Allen in the AAU circuit and did more than hold his own. Had multiple small D1 scholarship offers. I’m usually very critical of the in-state kids because I want them to be successful and contribute, but he can absolutely play. He will be on scholarship before his time at Kentucky is finished. Book it. Congrats Mr. Canada!

    • Kat4Life
      9:25 am April 26, 2019 Permalink

      You are on record…..and I hope you’re right

  12. Calllikeiseeittheintelligentversion
    2:07 am April 26, 2019 Permalink

    Our GPA is set for the next 4 years

  13. satcheluk
    1:22 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    The 51st date of America!

  14. Glock
    8:50 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Shoutout to Coach Cook and Coach Gomes….congrats on ur player!