- South Carolina Gamecocks - January 21, 2017 - Rupp Arena - 6:00 PM EST - ESPN
Another John Calipari player has made it to the pros.
Former Kentucky guard Julius Mays has accepted a deal to play overseas in Italy, according to All Pro Sports & Entertainment Inc. Mays will be playing for Mobyt Ferrara, which competes in the championship Legadue Silver. Mays is expected to play point guard.
Mays was one of the bright spots in a disappointing 2012-13 season. After transferring to Kentucky to obtain a graduate degree, Mays averaged 9.3 points and hit a team-best 65 3-pointers. Though he joined the team for just one season, he immediately became one of the team’s leaders.
Following the season, Mays earned a spot at a pre-NBA Draft combine, where he scored 17 points and dished out six assists in just two quarters of play.
After watching Mays shine at the point guard position, Coach Cal joked that he should have played Mays at point guard last year.
“He played so well that people are probably wondering why I didn’t play him at point guard,” Calipari said at the time. “Couldn’t be more proud of Julius.”
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