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WHO YA GOT?! Brad Calipari vs. Immanuel Quickley

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.

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?

But the real question remains: Brad Calipari vs. Immanuel Quickley in a shoot off. Who ya got?

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

3 Comments for WHO YA GOT?! Brad Calipari vs. Immanuel Quickley



  1. chris43
    7:14 pm April 19, 2020 Permalink

    No way he’s a better shooter than IQ. It doesn’t matter what happens in practice or with racks of basketballs shooting wide open in an empty gym. When push comes to shove can you shoot the rock in the game? I’ve seen IQ do this many times against elite competition….I’ve yet to see BC. Just saying….



  2. Trinity45
    9:51 am April 20, 2020 Permalink

    I am sorry like Brad, but there is no evidence that Brad can even come close to IQ in 3pt shooting, especially in a game situation.



  3. Looother
    6:25 pm April 20, 2020 Permalink

    My sources say Cal Jr couldn’t hit the ocean if you put him on the beach…