When the ball tipped off against Campbellsville Monday night, I’m sure you thought to sighed a sigh of relief and finally found peace in the fact that you weren’t going to suffer through any more pre-season previews. Well, not so fast my friends! Two more extensive previews of yoru Wildcats were released online today and you wouldn’t really be a true fan if you didn’t read them. And besides, it’s not like you have to be prodded to read about the Cats. You love Kentucky basketball. You know you love Kentucky basketball.
So read up.
The Faux Hawk continues to give the Cats love this year and his SEC preview is no different as he picks the Cats to win the conference and for a couple of players to be active in the awards. Of course, he picks his National Player of the Year, John Wall, to win the conference award and factor into the first team. Parrish picks Patterson to perform practically perfectly, placing Perry Stevenson’s protege on his premiere pre-season posse. He also puts DeMarcus Cousins on the second team.
Not to be outdone, Rivals’ Steve Megargee breaks down the Cats and says that he wouldn’t be surprised if they made a run to the Final Four this year behind their talented freshmen. He also crowns them as his #2 pre-season team.