MOREHEAD STATE | Preston Spradlin excited for return to Rupp Arena

10/26/2017 06:04 PM

Morehead State men’s basketball plays its first exhibition game of the season on Monday, and it will most likely be the toughest tests all year. That’s because the Eagles are taking on their Lexington neighbor, the University of Kentucky.

The exhibition is for a good cause though, as the game will be played as a fundraising effort for hurricane a wildfire relief.

It will be a homecoming of sorts for Morehead State coach Preston Spradlin. Before earning an assistant role at MSU, Spradlin spent five seasons as a staff member at Kentucky. He served as a graduate assistant, and assistant director of operations under UK coach John Calipari, and was part of the team that won the National Championship in 2012.

He knows coach Cal recruits some of the best talent in the country, and he is excited to test his team against a perennial power.

Spradlin obviously very close to Calipari after serving under him for so many years. That’s why when Spradlin was facing the challenges of being a first time head coach, he was quick to reach out to Cal for advice.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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