Like the rest of us, Brad Calipari is bored in the house and he’s in the house bored. He’s passing the time by leading a question-and-answer thread on his Twitter account, and it’s amazing.
The youngest Calipari fielded plenty of interesting questions from fans, including which teammate has the worst taste in music, if he wants to team up and coach with his father one day and even how he’s surviving Detroit without being able to buy Minga Beef Jerky. But perhaps one of the best questions of the day came from none other than his former teammate Immanuel Quickley, who has not one, but two burning questions:
Is Brad Calipari a better shooter than Immanuel Quickley? Will he score 40 points against Kentucky when Detroit Mercy comes to Rupp next season?
Brad’s answers are simple: Yes, maybe.
Yes and ima try https://t.co/IiEcb9BQSv
— Brad Calipari (@bradcalipari) April 18, 2020
Hold on – could Calipari really outshoot Quickley, the reigning SEC Player of the Year?
Quickley finished his sophomore season in Lexington with a 42.8 percent completion percentage from the three-point line (62-145). Elsewhere on the floor, he shot 41.6 percent and 92.3 percent from the free throw line.
During his first year with Detroit Mercy, Calipari connected on 46 of his 121 three-point attempts, good for an average of 38 percent from deep. From the floor, he was 51-of-134 for 38.1 percent. Prior to his decision to transfer, Calipari went 3-19 for about 15 percent from deep for the Wildcats but, to be fair, he was probably distracted from the Rupp Arena crowed yelling “SHOOT IT!” every time his hands touched the basketball.
Brad also addressed that decision – to transfer away from the Bluegrass and out from the watchful eye of his old man – saying that he misses the BBN but knows he made the right choice for himself.
“I worked my a– off to hold my own and get an opportunity. I got some my sophomore year but it’s hard when it’s a whole new batch of lottery picks coming in every year. And I knew it’d be like that but I got better because of it,” Calipari tweeted.
Elsewhere in the Q&A, we learn he doesn’t eat apples, he doesn’t like beer, he might try to earn his dad a technical when he returns to Rupp Arena next season and… this?
I don’t have any tats https://t.co/FGnwhlsRxw
— Brad Calipari (@bradcalipari) April 19, 2020
But the real question remains: Brad Calipari vs. Immanuel Quickley in a shoot off. Who ya got?