If anyone in college basketball knows how to jell together top freshman talent. That’s why he should be trusted when he says he is prepared for this year’s Kentucky squad to come together sooner rather than later.
The Wildcats lost seven players to the NBA from last year’s team, but they do get back enior Alex Poythress and junior Marcus Lee in the frontcourt, along with sophomore point guard Tyler Ulis from last year’s record-setting squad that began 38-0 before losing in the Final Four.
Calipari has to have those three mesh with a who’s who of freshman talent. Coming on campus are 6-foot-11 Skal Labissiere, 7-footer Isaac Humphries and trio of tall guards: 6-3 Isaiah Briscoe, 6-6 Charles Matthews and 6-4 Jamal Murray. Kentucky is bringing in junior transfer Mychal Mulder (6-4) from Vincennes (Indiana) University.
Still Coach Cal is trying to get an idea of how to do that. “We’re still trying to figure out exactly how we’re going to play, who we’re going to play,” he said according to NBC Sports.
Kentucky kicks off their season Nov. 13 against Albany.
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