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Drake says John Calipari attended his high school graduation, gave him a Kentucky jersey (VIDEO)

Sep 24, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT

Drake was on the ESPN First Take set today to talk about his involvement in sports, such as his friendship with LeBron James, and his weekend in Toronto with Johnny Manziel.

The musician’s relationship with John Calipari in the Kentucky Wildcats has been well-documented. Drake has made the trip to Lexington many times, and there are numerous photos of the two together. But on Tuesday, he mentioned just how close the two are. Drake recently graduated high school, and Coach Cal — as if he was a blue chip prospect — hopped on a plane and was in attendance for his graduation in Canada.

“He’s a great man,” Drake told Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith.

He also mentioned Calipari presented him with a Kentucky jersey, though as Drew Franklin from Kentucky Sports Radio points out later in the day Drake missed three open net goals while still on the ESPN campus, so offering him a spot on the team won’t be necessary.

  1. cranespy - Sep 27, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    What a nice man……should be lauded for such acts…..he is so humble and selfless you will NEVER hear Cal utter a word about jetting off for Drakes graduation…..afterall all he needed was the photo op….they DO say one pic is worth a thousand words……..”Look Mom he’s friends with Drake!”. I am no fan of the man but he is a recruiting savant!

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