Kentucky Men's Basketball Announces Date Players Will Return to Campus

Ashton Hagans, Nate Sestina, John Calipari
Kentucky basketball will reconvene on June 28 | Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The coronavirus isn't doing much to keep John Calipari and the Wildcats away from one another, as Kentucky has decided to reconvene in just a few days despite a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases.

Kentucky will call their men's basketball players back to campus on June 28, where they will be tested rigorously to see if any of them have contracted the COVID-19 virus.

The women’s soccer, men’s soccer and women’s basketball teams are supposed to return to activity in July.

Even after several major college athletic programs, namely LSU and Clemson, were struck with an outbreak of coronavirus cases, Kentucky thinks that following proper COVID-19 protocols, which includes daily screening and temperature checks, will keep the virus at bay.

The 2020-21 season could be one for the record books in Lexington. Not only are 5-star guard BJ Boston and Terrence Clarke slated to be Wildcats this fall, but Wake Forest transfer and towering center Olivier Sarr should give Kentucky another dominant inside presence, should his waiver get approved.

While some might question the university's decision to call everyone back so soon, Kentucky's path towards a 2020-21 championship will get started a week from now.