John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats will enter the 2022-23 season as a potential top-5 team. But, they’ll also enter this coming season without forward Keion Brooks Jr., who started 33 games for the Wildcats last year.

Brooks recently withdrew his name from the 2022 NBA Draft, but he announced on Monday that he was transferring to Washington for the 2022-23 campaign.

On Monday evening, Calipari took to Twitter to express his gratitude for Brooks and his contributions to the Kentucky program, wishing him the best with the Huskies:

Brooks averaged 10.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Wildcats last year, so he’ll be tough to replace.

It’s clear Calipari enjoyed having him in Lexington. Classy tweet from the Kentucky coach.