Brad Calipari believes he's earned his chance

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Brad Calipari will play under his father in the upcoming season and in an interview with he said hes confident he can contribute to a talented team.

"I’m 100 percent confident in myself that I can do what everyone else is telling me that I can’t," said Calipari. "I feel like I’ve worked as hard as I can and I’m going to continue working as hard as I can to get to the spot that I want to be at.”

The younger Calipari spent last year at a prep school in Massachusetts. He's looking forward to the opportunity to return to Lexington and play for his father. He said he doesn't care what people think.

“He’s not going to be any different on me than he will the other guys,” Brad said . “I think he’ll treat me with the same respect, coach me the same, give me the same opportunity. It’s just all going to come down to what I do with the opportunity I’m given.

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