Grantland.com and its lengthy articles and Subway advertisements has a new piece up about your Cats — and it’s worth a read. Shane Ryan debunks the three myths that surround John Calipari and Kentucky basketball: (1) Freshman can’t win (2) Kentucky can’t shoot (3) Cal is dirty.
Here’s what Ryan says about myth #1:
1. Freshmen can’t win a title
Yes, most title teams are senior- and junior-heavy. But Calipari’s formula of recruiting five-star prospects who are likely to leave early looks less and less vulnerable all the time. Two years ago, the Wall-Cousins-Bledsoe team lost the fluky West Virginia game and were denied the Final Four. Last year, a less talented squad made a trip to the Final Four before running into the Kemba Walker juggernaut. This year, the road losses and shooting woes experienced by those teams are nowhere to be found, and the overall talent is as great as it’s ever been. Anything can happen in March, but who would bet against this team taking Calipari to the next level — the championship game or the title itself?
Read about 2 and 3 over at the site.