Did you think Kentucky was done with Bubba Parham? Think again.
The former VMI guard that scored 35 points, including ten threes, vs. Kentucky last season transferred to Georgia Tech over the summer and was just granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, meaning he’ll be on the floor when the Cats host the Yellow Jackets on December 14. Parham transferred to Georgia Tech to be closer to home (Snellville, an Atlanta suburb) to help with family medical issues, hence the hardship waiver.
After torching Kentucky, Parham went on to a standout season at VMI. He led the Southern Conference with 21.4 points per game, scoring 30 points or more nine times, the most for a SoCon player since Steph Curry’s 15 30-point games in 2008-09. He topped his 35-point performance vs. Kentucky with a career-high 41 points vs. Western Carolina in the SoCon Tournament.
“The kid was feeling it,” John Calipari said of Parham last season. “I tell you what, hats off to him. He made 10-16. I haven’t seen that … Believe me, his grandchildren will be watching that video in Rupp Arena.”
Here’s hoping Ashton Hagans and Immanuel Quickley learned their lesson.