Projected Kentucky basketball starting lineup after Mark Pope lands Andrew Carr

The Wildcats added a stretch four over the weekend to pair with Amari Williams in the front court. With Carr, Lamont Butler, and Otega Oweh all in the fold, Kentucky's roster and starting five is beginning to take shape.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons forward Andrew Carr (11)
Wake Forest Demon Deacons forward Andrew Carr (11) / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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At Oklahoma, Oweh played in the backcourt alongside 160-pound Javian McCollum, so he’ll be thrilled to have Lamont Butler as his new point guard. Oweh will also likely get to take more shots in the current setup for the Wildcats. 

Last year, Oweh shot 49.3% from the field and 37.7% from three and averaged 11.4 points despite playing just 24.8 minutes a game. He’s a slasher, with 61% of his field goal attempts coming at the rim and he has the vertical pop to finish over defenders in the paint. 

In Pope’s movement-based offense, Oweh will thrive on backdoor cuts and free rim runs off of screens. While he only shot 1.7 three-pointers a game, he did it with elite efficiency. Oweh posted a 60% effective field goal percentage on catch-and-shoot attempts, which was 87th percentile. Once his shot is falling, he’s deadly attacking close-outs. 

Kentucky will accentuate his strengths and give him more opportunities as a spot-up shooter. Oweh could easily lead the Wildcats in scoring next season.