Earlier this week, John Calipari extended a scholarship offer to 2022 four-star center Kyle Filipowski. Unfortunately, Cal won’t be able to watch the big man play this weekend. The New York Times’ Billy Witz and Adam Zagoria are reporting that Filipowski is one of a growing number of players at the Peach Jam to test positive for COVID-19.
Players on at least five of the boys’ teams have tested positive for the virus, including four on the NY Rens, Filipowki’s squad. According to the article, Peach Jam officials required players and coaches to submit coronarvirus tests 72 hours before the event started and have been testing players daily; however, teams that play before 2 p.m. are tested in the afternoon, while teams that play after 2 p.m. are tested in the morning.
The boys’ teams have been at Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta since July 13, while the girls’ portion of the event started yesterday. Families, support personnel, and NBA scouts have been in the gym all week, and tomorrow, coaches are allowed in as the final evaluation period of the summer begins. John Calipari and his staff are expected to in attendance to check in on Kentucky’s targets, including Jalen Duren — whose decision is imminent — Dereck Lively II, Shaedon Sharpe, Jaden Bradley, Brandon Miller, Nick Smith Jr., DJ Wagner, and Emoni Bates.
Jack Pilgrim is on his way to North Augusta as we speak and will have more for you tomorrow morning.