In 2012 Kentucky fans were privileged to watch a team full of stars come together as one, and dominate the college basketball season, and eventually take home Kentucky’s 8th national title. The great thing about that team is how everybody was all in for one reason, and that was to win a national title. John Calipari has used this quote on the recruiting trail, and in the media “Anthony Davis took the 6th most shots, and was drafted #1″ and that is exactly what that team was. Unselfish.
Kentucky’s 2013 recruiting class is considered the best ever on paper, and this may be Calipari’s deepest team that he has had at Kentucky. Calipari has one issue every season, and its not talent, but its the chemistry aspect that championship teams have to have to cut down the nets. The Harrison Twins will be hated by everybody in the country except Kentucky fans, because they are stone cold killers, and will do anything to win. Julius Randle is the same way as far as mean on the court, but he isn’t as fierce as the twins.
I never worry about chemistry because I always trust in Calipari, but I saw something earlier this month that made me think this team may have “it”. Jarrod Polson is without a doubt a fan favorite in Lexington, and has been through 3 years of pure success except for last season. Polson played great last season, and became a valuable point guard for that team. He has always wore #5 ever since high school , but this season he will be wearing #3. Reason for the change is because Andrew Harrison wanted to wear #5, and Polson gave it to him.
I know it’s nothing on the court, and thats what means the most, but chemistry starts by doing small things like that, and it could work wonders for a team that is favored to win the 2014 national title. I just want to say that it takes a lot of courage to give up something you have had forever, and it was a real nice gesture by Polson.
The only members of this seasons team that aren’t on campus yet are Aaron, and Andrew Harrison along with James Young. They should arrive anytime now, and our drive for 9 starts.