The best part about players returning for next season is that the ‘one-and-done’ haters can no longer say that Kentucky is a one-and-done school (for this season). Granted, over the last several season Kentucky has seen success with one-and-dones and with that, people tend to get a little jealous. But, as a member of the Big Blue Nation dealing with jealous people is nothing new.
It’s great to see the Harrison Twins come back to add some shooting depth to the team. Also, the likes of Willie Caulie-Stien and Dakari Johnson will help insure the low-post is well guarded. It’s likely that Marcus Lee and Dominique Hawkins will add energy and veteran experience as well. Besides the point that Kentucky will be loaded next season, Kentucky will return all but two players from last season and have graduated two others in John Hood and Jarrod Polson. Only James Young and Julius Randle will be entering in this year’s NBA draft.
Of course with the majority of the team coming back, who will get minutes? It’s a good and bad problem to have. Great for John Calipari and fans, but some believe that the player will not like the change. But, I will happily disagree. Having so much talent should only evaluate the intensity on the team. In fear of overhyping this upcoming team like this past season’s, I’ll keep my thoughts and opinions to a minimum. However, they have the talent to go far, if they can blend together early.
One of the best signs of things to come came when players for this year’s recruiting class apparently were asking players on the team to stay to try to win a national championship. That’s why Big Blue Nation love their basketball, because of players like the ones on next season’s roster. Looks like October may tipoff a very special season, but only time will tell.
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