UK Men's Basketball

Brad Calipari stuffs the stat sheet during trip to Croatia

Brad Calipari appeared in 15 games as a freshman for Kentucky.
Brad Calipari appeared in 15 games as a freshman for Kentucky. cbertram@herald-leader.com

Brad Calipari put up some big numbers during his eight-day basketball trip to Croatia.

The University of Kentucky sophomore, and son of head coach John Calipari, averaged 14.3 points, 6.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds a game.

Calipari’s Global Sports Academy team finished the eight-day trip with a 3-1 record. The team was made up of 14 collegiate players.

Calipari opened the week by scoring 17 points, dishing out seven assists and hauling in four rebounds.

His stat line for the second game included 13 points, six assists and two rebounds. In game three, he totaled eight points, six assists and three rebounds. His most productive game came during the last outing. Calipari scored a trip-high 19 points and matched highs with seven assists and four rebounds.

The team, coached by Bucknell assistant coach Joe Meehan, played four games against professional teams from the region: Zadar, Sibenik, Kastela and Split. During the trip, Calipari and his teammates also had the opportunity to attend cultural events and see historical sites in Croatia.

Global Sports Academy was incorporated in 1991 to create and arrange athletic competition between equally matched teams at all levels internationally. Promoting international goodwill and a better understanding between nations through sports.

Calipari made 15 appearances during his freshman season at UK, scoring eight points with three rebounds and two three-pointers. He played in 12 of the first 15 games of the 2016-17 season and logged a career-high eight minutes vs. Cleveland State.

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