Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: If Next Season Started Today

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Mar 9, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) dribbles the ball against the Florida Gators in the first half at Rupp Arena. Kentucky defeated Florida 61-57. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports


With the Kentucky basketball season having ended nearly a month ago, Big Blue Nation is anxiously awaiting to see how the rest of the roster for next year is going to shape out as they await one of the most anticipated UK basketball seasons in recent memory. With a wealth of talent coming in, as well as several current players still deciding on whether they’ll continue their collegiate careers or take their talents to the NBA or elsewhere, the only real uncertainty now isn’t whether next year’s team will be great or not, but rather “how” great they’ll be.

If the 2013-14 season began today, here’s the likely lineup you’d see take the floor at Rupp Arena:


Starting Lineup

Point Guard: Andrew Harrison

Shooting Guard: Aaron Harrison

Small Forward: Alex Poythress

Power Forward: Julius Randle

Center: Willie Cauley-Stein



James Young

Marcus Lee

Kyle Wiltjer

Dakari Johnson

Derek Willis

Jon hood


Likely to Enter NBA Draft

Archie Goodwin (already declared)

Nerlens Noel (99.9% gone)


Status Unclear

Jarrod Polson


2013 Recruits still on the Board

Dominique Hawkins

Andrew Wiggins

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