As the pieces on next year’s roster slowly come together, there is one player we have not mentioned as a possible departure this offseason: Brad Calipari.
Brad, really??? Yes, Brad, really. Like his old man, he could take advantage of a grad transfer situation, only he would be the one transferring to another program.
As the young Calipari reminded us on Twitter earlier this week, he is on pace to graduate this semester after three years.
I’ll have graduated in 3 years after this semester?????????
— Brad Calipari (@bradcalipari) April 15, 2019
If all goes well the remainder of the semester and Dr. Capilouto hands him his diploma this May, Brad could go to another school — a smaller school where he would play a bigger role on the basketball court — and have two years of eligibility remaining. Should he choose that route, he would be eligible immediately.
Now I have no idea what is going through Brad’s head right now and if this is something he is even putting serious consideration into; however, Coach Cal did mention it as an option for his son in an interview with Jim Rome during the tournament.
“He can go to another school, a smaller school where he’ll play more,” Cal said, before adding he thinks Brad will stick around Lexington.
Whatever he decides, it will not change Kentucky’s title hopes next year. But to the many of us who enjoy having Brad around, just know there is at least a small chance the only connection we will have with him the next two years will be through his Fortnite streams.