UK student bball manager graduates today from College of Communication/Information

Kevin Massey, right, fist bumps UK assistant coach John Robic

From WLEX-TV, Lexington

When John Calipari met a young UK fan fighting cancer in the hospital, the men’s basketball coach promised him that if he continued to fight and applied to UK, he could come and work for the team.

Fast forward several years and Kevin Massey is now getting ready to graduate.

Massey graduates today from the College of Communication and Information.

The battle left Massey in a wheelchair and without sight in one eye but he has relished every opportunity given to him.

In a video posted by the University, Assistant Coach John Robic said he received Massey’s invitation and was moved.

“I almost cried,” said Robic.

Although he has faced multiple challenges, Massey said working with the team helped get him through the tough times.

“I mean it has its ups and downs, but being here with these guys and knowing they have my back…that means more to me than doing something easy,” said Massey, “I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

Coach Cal says that he only expects good things from Massey as he goes out into the world.

“I’m now looking forward to seeing what’s next. What’s he do next?  Because it will be something that’s going to inspire all of us,” said Calipari.

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