The Calipari Kentucky Basketball Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

Coach John Calipari's son, Brad, will become a Kentucky Wildcat.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the team for father-son Kentucky basketball duo John and Brad Calipari.

Coach John's son, Brad, is officially joining his dad’s Kentucky’s roster after wrapping up his senior season at the MacDuffie School in Massachusetts after time at Lexington Christian Academy. Calipari spent two years at MacDuffie.

While it’s not clear whether Calipari will have a scholarship or not, the 6-foot 180-pound guard averaged 15.3 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.6 rebounds per game.  A skilled 3-point shooter, Calipari shot just below .500 -- 47 percent -- from the 3-point line. He’ll be the shortest incoming recruit.

Calipari’s prowess falls far behind big-name recruits that will join the Wildcats with him this fall like power forward Edrice Adebayo, who averaged 32.2 points, and 21.0 rebounds in his junior season at Northside High School before transferring to High Point Christian where he averaged 18.9 points and 13.0 rebounds. Point guard De'Aaron Fox will provide some worthy competition -- he averaged 31.3 points, and 7.2 rebounds in his last season at Cypress Lakes High School. 

Calipari has signed up for summer classes at Kentucky and is eligible to play this fall.

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