If you are a Kentucky basketball fan, this summer has not been a good one for you as the team has lost a large number of players to transfer. Now, it looks like reserve guard E.J. Floreal is the latest player to leave the team.
However, Floreal isn’t leaving the school to continue his basketball career nor he is even leaving Kentucky.
In fact, he has quit the basketball team to focus on his track and field career as he will use his final two years of eligibility to run for his father, Edrick Sr., who coaches the team in Lexington.
In three seasons with the Wildcats, Floreal played in 29 games and was a part of a team that won back-to-back SEC regular season and tournament championships and made the Final Four in 2014 and 2015.
When he came to Kentucky, Floreal was a local and regional track champion sprinter in the state. He hopes his father, who has trained 11 Olympic athletes and three that are in Rio this year, will help him achieve his ultimate goal of making it to the next level.