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Chris Stapleton is a famous country musician, but little is known about his basketball career until now. Only a photo that renowned coach Rick Pitino recently shared revealed Stapleton’s youth basketball playing days.

The now St. John’s head coach, who previously coached at UK and Louisville, posted a vintage photo from a KY Wildcat basketball camp with the caption, “Chris Stapleton at Kentucky Wildcats basketball camp. Didn’t like the way he played defense. Told him to go into music instead. Don’t thank me, Chris, it’s okay.”

Stapleton admitted the photo was of him in an interview with Audacy. “I think it’s funny, I think it’s hilarious, and I think it’s kind of great. I was trying to dream up ways to respond to it, particularly the part where he doesn’t like the way I played defense. I wanted to say, ‘Yeah, I was just busy scoring on your a**,’ or something like that,” said Stapleton.