Justus leaving UK for assistant coaching position at Arizona State

Had been at Kentucky since 2014-'15
Kentucky Vanderbilt Basketball
Posted at 12:38 PM, Apr 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-22 13:57:40-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. — LEX 18 can confirm that University of Kentucky assistant basketball coach and lead recruiter Joel Justus is leaving the program for the same job at Arizona State.

Justus came to Kentucky in the 2014-15 season to be director of analytics. He was elevated to special assistant to the head coach for the 2015-16 season. He became a full-time assistant coach the next season where he also took over recruiting.

Justus helped land such players as Bam Adebayo, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Tyler Herro, Ashton Hagens, Keldon Johnson and Immanuel Quickley.

This could be the first of many off-season moves in the coaching staff for John Calipari.