Julius Randle, and Andrew and Aaron Harrison were selected as first team 2013 SLAM All-Americans by SLAM Magazine. With the 2013 class being arguably the most talented high school class since 2007, this class has 10 potential lottery picks. Kentucky having three of the five top players solidifies this incoming freshman class as the best ever–at least on paper. James Young (2nd team), Dakari Johnson (3rd team), and Marcus Lee (Honorable Mention) also made the list.
After last year’s rollercoaster season, John Calipari is expecting to have one of the nation’s top defenses once again. “I’ll be able to play like we played at Memphis,” Calipari told Andy Katz. “We’ll be pressing and getting after people because we have more people.” Calipari also mentioned that he would also like to transition to using more zone defense. “We should be able to press because we’re going to be so big with our guard play and whoever we put up there,” Calipari said. “But it will start with Aaron.”
After having a somewhat shaky week at the Draft Combine, Archie Goodwin had an interview with Draft Express: