After the long, exhausting saga that was the Kerry Blackshear Jr. transfer, it is nice to have relaxed transfer process like that of Brad Calipari. What began as a testing of the waters, now looks like a done deal. Brad Swag will be leaving Lexington.
As announced via his Twitter, Calipari is down to two schools: Detroit and Hampton.
Brad Calipari has taken visits to Hartford, Detroit and Bryant so far. After redshirting for last season, Calipari still has two years of eligibility and will be allowed to play immediately.
Everyone has their opinion on Brad. Some say he isn’t good enough to play D-1 and some go even further to say that he never belonged in Kentucky Blue to begin with. Say what you will, but he is definitely better than Saul Smith, Tubby’s son. Also, Brad has been playing the last 3 years against the top talent in the country in practice. Many of the players he guarded are now in the NBA. That kind of competition has to translate to some kind of improvement and playing time for a mid major school.
Well BBN, it looks like our worst fears are being realized. Our sweet prince, Brad Calipari, is really serious about transferring. Even though the writing has been on the wall for a while and he actually entered the transfer portal weeks ago, some still believed that he would stay. But Brad Swag has just scheduled his first official visit with another school. And that lucky school is THE University of Hartford.
Going to Connecticut to play in the American East Conference will be a major change of pace from playing at Kentucky. Many even speculated that Brad Calipari would stay close to the bluegrass. Names like EKU, NKU, Georgetown College and even D-2 powerhouse Bellarmine have been thrown out. And while those are all still possibilities, Hartford may be a great fit for him.
After all, the Hawks are losing three of their top guards making Brad a contender for substantial playing time and possibly even starting. And before anyone tries to say that Brad isn’t a D-1 caliber player, just remember that we haven’t seen him play in over a year. He has had the last 3 seasons to practice against some of the best players in the country and rising stars in the NBA that definitely did not make him worse at basketball.
Now, he gets to take the new skills from an SEC school to a mid major. And if there is one thing mid-majors are known for, it is white shooters. Brad Calipari will be just fine at Hartford.
Brad Calipari’s outfits are taking the college basketball world by storm. Every time Kentucky hits the court, Brad is first thing fans want to see. Usually we want an ill advised three pointer so deep that it would make LaMelo Ball proud, but this season we want to see what amazing outfit Brad has graced us with today. He has had so many great outfits that I needed to rank them.
#6. RIPIP to when Brad Cared If you have kept up with Brad Calipari, you know that the ever so rational Kentucky fans did not like his outfits too much. Brad definitely got the swaggy Cal gene, because this is right out of his dad’s playbook.
#5. Oversized plaid hoodie I don’t actually know if it is oversized, but it makes him look like he is a solid 220 when I know he is 180 soaking wet.
#4. Straight Outta Pleasant Park Not sure if this is a Fortnite reference or if he actually lived in a bougie paradise called Pleasant Park. I love this picture, because of how uncomfortable he looks on a basketball court.
#3. Brad $wag Not hating on any of these outfits especially, because I know each article of clothing cost more than what I pay in rent.
#2. Thanos Travis Wouldn’t exactly call someone who averages 11 and 7 Thanos, but this is still pretty sick and I want one.
#1. Night at the Roxbury The all time crowd favorite and the outfit that started it all. The chain and the turtleneck sweater that stole the hearts of millions.
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Brad Calipari, son of Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari, disappointingly decided to redshirt for his junior season. That doesn’t keep him from sitting with the team for every game though. While we do not get to experience the excitement of Brad shooting an ill-advised 3 with 20 seconds left while Kentucky is up by 60, we do get a whole new experience we never knew we were missing. We all get to see how Brad Calipari dresses himself outside the basketball court.
Whether he is wearing an oversized plaid hoodie or a turtleneck with a gold chain, his outfits do not disappoint. This one was a crowd favorite at Rupp Arena:
Looking ready for a night at the Roxbury.
I am in no way hating on Brad’s clothes. Brad has even taken to Twitter to let everyone know he does not care what anyone thinks. I am glad Cal lets his players wear whatever they want regardless of who they are. It’s also kinda hard to hate when I know Brad’s outfit probably costs more than what I pay for rent in a year.
Kentucky fans have been getting particularly triggered about what Brad is wearing, but seriously who cares? Personally, I like that he wears whatever he wants. People act like his outfits are detrimental to the team. You know which one of Brad’s outfits would be the most detrimental? A UK jersey. If nothing else, just be happy he has something covering up that “Earned Not Given” tattoo on his chest.