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2015 Kentucky Sportsman of the Year finalist: John Calipari

John Calipari coached Kentucky to a 38-0 start and its fourth Final Four trip in five years.
John Calipari coached Kentucky to a 38-0 start and its fourth Final Four trip in five years. cbertram@herald-leader.com

We are revealing, in reverse alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2015 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Tuesday simultaneously on Kentucky.com and at the fifth annual Bluegrass Sports Awards Banquet. Complete results will be in Wednesday’s Herald-Leader. The eighth finalist is:

JOHN CALIPARI

2015 claim to fame: Coached Kentucky to a 38-0 start and its fourth Final Four trip in five years and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

What a voter said: “The almost-perfect season with a spot in the Hall of Fame.” — Alan Cutler, WLEX-TV

Previously announced finalists: Kelsi Worrell, Karl-Anthony Towns, Emma Talley, Philip Haywood, Kendra Harrison, Brandon Doughty, Kash Daniel

If you go: Bluegrass Sports Awards

When: Jan. 26

Where: Lexington Convention Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom

Cost: Tables of 10 $1,250; individual tickets $150.

Tickets: Bluegrass Sports Commission 859-286-5156 or https://2016bsatickets.eventbrite.com

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