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Estill to Join Calipari's Staff

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(LEXINGTON, KY.) Another former Wildcat is joining current UK Head Coach, John Calipari's coaching staff. On Thursday afternoon, the school announced that Marquis Estill will be joining the staff as an undergraduate assistant.

Estill is finishing up his under graduate degree at the school, and will assist with practices for the team, primarily focusing on the forwards.

According to a press release by the school, "Per NCAA rules returning former players who are working toward their undergraduate degree can be used as on-court staff. With that opportunity Estill, who was a part of two Southeastern Conference title teams at UK, will join a list of former Wildcats and Calipari assistants and former players who have returned to their schools to finish their degrees."

In a statement, Estill said, "I'm really excited about joining the staff this season," Estill said. "I'm very grateful that Coach Cal is giving me this opportunity. He is a great coach, and I look forward to working with him and this talented team."

"I am so happy to bring back Marquis as an undergraduate assistant on our staff," Calipari said. "One thing I always tell our players is that they are always welcome back here, especially to get their degree. This is a players-first program, and we will always be here for them in whatever capacity they need. I applaud Marquis for coming back to finish his degree, and I encourage all of our former players to do the same.

"It's great that we get to help guys like Marquis or Wayne (Turner) or Tony Delk or Scott Padgett - all guys who are members of our family - to get a start in coaching and help them pursue their goals," Calipari said.

 

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