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5 Fun Facts About Olivier Sarr

Now cleared to play this season, Olivier Sarr took his turn in front of the Kentucky media today on Zoom. We’ve already shared some stories with you — how he was so excited when he heard about his waiver he almost picked John Calipari up off the ground and how he’s modeling his game after Anthony Davis — but we also learned some fun facts about the seven-footer from France. Such as…

1. He had an offer to play professional soccer, but didn’t know about it

Sarr grew up playing soccer in addition to basketball and was so good that a professional team (Girondins de Bordeaux) recruited him; however, his dad hid the letter because he believed more in his son’s potential on the hardwood.