Losing players like Julius Randle and James Young will hurt, but man are the Kentucky Wildcats bringing back some very talented players for the 2014-15 college basketball season. According to ESPN, Andrew and Aaron Harrison are returning for their sophomore year. With that said, Kentucky could have its best team yet.
Dakari Johnson, Willie Cauley-Stein, Alex Poythress and Marcus Lee will also be returning to Kentucky. Talking about a lot of talent on one team. Unlike this past year’s team, the Wildcats will now have some experience. Just for kicks, four four-star recruits will be joining the team (via ESPN).
Not only will Kentucky be one of the tallest teams in the country, but they will also be one of the most talented.
Andrew and Aaron should be the shortest players in the starting five — like this past year — and they both stand at 6-foot-6. Basically everyone else should be 6-foot-8 or taller. Well, in the starting lineup that is.
John Calipari‘s team disappointed all season, but they finally put things together towards the end of the year. We all knew this team could play basketball. They did enter the season with the No. 1 ranking. However, they finally showed they were one of the best teams on the court by making a run to the national championship game.
No matter how talented other teams are heading into the 2014-15 season, Kentucky will be getting the most hype. That tends to happen when so many good players return from a team that made the national championship.
Now that Kentucky has shown that it can play as good as its talent would suggest, the team could have its best season yet. Now people can realistically say the Wildcats have a shot at going 40-0. Although that probably won’t happen, Kentucky will be that good in the upcoming season.