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Cats getting some pre-season love nationally


This has been quite the exciting offseason for Kentucky basketball fans as the John Calipari regime has stormed the gates of Lexington and rubbed those two things together and jump-started the basketball pulse of everyone in town. We’ve seen recruiting coups, Twitter madness, LeBron photo ops and just about everything else filed in the dictionary under “un-Clydely”.  All of these things, of course, raise the profile nationally of the Wildcats and, today, the pre-season buzz got another boost as a couple of subjective rankings were released.

– Jeff Goodman released a list of the best basketball games of the 2009-10 season and the Cats found themselves occupying three of the top five slots. Their New York City made-for-TV matchup with the UConn Huskies topped the list and the UNC battle found its place at #3. The annual grudge-fest with the Filthy Cards took the fifth spot.

– Also, Andy Katz took his best guess as to what names would be on the pre-season list of Wooden Award candidates and included Patrick Patterson. Katz also listed John Wall as a name who could work his way into contention by the end of the year.

Article written by Thomas Beisner