LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - UK junior Brad Calipari, the son of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari, will redshirt during the 2018-19 season.
Coach John Calipari made the announcement Monday afternoon, the day before Kentucky begins its season in Indianapolis against Duke.
“Brad came to me about a month ago and asked me to redshirt this year,” John Calipari said. “He’s graduating in three years with plans to go to graduate school for two years here at Kentucky. This will give basketball eligibility during those two years of grad school. He will continue to be a part of our team this year and will still practice and travel with us. However, he will not play in any of our games.”
Brad Calipari has appeared in 27 games during his time at Kentucky.
“I’ve been thinking about this for a while,” Brad Calipari said. “With where I am in my basketball career and with what I plan to do academically, this just made the most sense. I plan to remain around my brothers and continue to work on my game.”
Brad Calipari saw playing time in five of the team's six exhibition games before the season.