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.