Kentucky basketball projected starting five: a key piece still missing from Mark Pope’s roster

Mark Pope has been busy since getting to Kentucky. After not retaining any of John Calipari's roster, Pope has loaded up in the transfer portal. So here's how his seven portal additions could fit on the court next winter.
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Andrew Carr. PF. . . 6'10" 220 lbs. Eligibility Remaining: 1 year. Andrew Carr. Andrew Carr. 448. player

Last season, Carr averaged 13.5 points a game for Wake Forest and shot 52.6% from the field and 37.1% from three. He’s a pick-and-pop stretch four at 6-foot-10 with an adequate post-up game to score in one-on-one situations and punish smaller defenders. 

Carr allows Kentucky to be one of the most versatile teams in the country. Last year, he averaged 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks a game, so he can slide down to small-ball five without giving up much at the rim. However, his shooting could give Kentucky the spacing to play both Williams and Brandon Garrison together for a super-sized lineup. 

On a true national title contender, Carr should be a second or third offensive option and an interesting chess piece, but right now, he’s Kentucky’s go-to scoring option and that’s a problem that Pope still needs to address.