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Joel Justus leaves Kentucky for Arizona State

Justus will become the top assistant position on Bobby Hurley’s staff
Kentucky assistant coach Joel Justus watches the action in the first half of an NCAA college...
Kentucky assistant coach Joel Justus watches the action in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Vanderbilt Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)(Mark Humphrey | AP)
Published: Apr. 22, 2021 at 2:59 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky assistant basketball coach Joel Justus is leaving the Wildcats’ program to take an assistant job at Arizona State. Justus will become the top assistant position on Bobby Hurley’s staff.

The news was first reported by Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

Justus has been with John Calipari and the UK program since 2014. He began as the director of analytics and was promoted to assistant coach in 2016. He is credited with landing some of the top recruits for the Wildcats over the past six seasons.

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