5 Reasons Why Kentucky Will Be Team to Beat in 2014-15 College Basketball Season

Kentucky Will Be Team to Beat in 2014-15 College Basketball Season

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The Kentucky Wildcats are coming off of a season where they made it all the way to the national championship game. Although some people were saying they would go undefeated, that clearly did not happen. Still, they were great in the tourney and they should be even better in the 2014-15 college basketball season.

With that said, read on to see five reasons why Kentucky will be the team to beat in the upcoming season.

Incoming Players

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Incoming Players

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As usual, the Wildcats will have a great recruiting class. Joining the team will be four four-stars (via ESPN). That alone would give Kentucky the means to compete for a national title.

Experience for Once

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Experience for Once

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The John Calipari era has been all about the one-and-done players. Well, the Wildcats will actually have some experience in the upcoming season. A couple of freshmen and a couple of sophomores will be giving it another go at the college level.

These Wildcats Have Height

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These Wildcats Have Height

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This past year’s Wildcats team was tall, but the 2014-15 team is going to be really tall. Marcus Lee, Willie Cauley-Stein, Alex Poythress, Dakari Johnson and two incoming freshmen are all 6-foot-8 or taller.

Returning Players

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Returning Players

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Willie Cauley-Stein, Alex Poythress, Marcus Lee and Dakari Johnson are all returning. Those four players could probably start for any team in the country. However, as usual, players will be fighting for minutes on this Kentucky team.

Kentucky is Still Kentucky

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Kentucky is Still Kentucky

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Kentucky will be the team to beat because it is still Kentucky. The Wildcats consistently receive a high ranking in the preseason polls. That tends to happen when you have John Calipari as the head coach and when you consistently bring in one of the best recruiting classes in the nation.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.

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