Canadian rapper Drake, who dropped out of Forest Hill Collegiate Institute in Toronto to pursue a music and acting career roughly 10 years ago, says he was inspired to complete his high school degree by an unlikely source: Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari.
"I never really got, like, a great school experience," Drake told CN2 during Kentucky's alumni game last weekend. "When Coach Cal asked me to come out here for the first Midnight Madness, it just really gave me a sense of school, a sense of love, a sense of belonging to something. And so, you know, that's why I feel like I belong to the UK family. That's why I'm graduating high school this month, actually. I'm definitely inspired by UK.”
Top prospect Julius Randle (Plano, Texas) was in Lexington, Ky., for the alumni event and wrote about meeting Drake in his debut blog entry for USA TODAY High School Sports.
(H/T CBS Sports)