The Sporting News is counting down its top 25 college basketball team this preseason, and today’s team is your University of Kentucky Wildcats at the No. 4 spot. The website that Mike DeCourcy built gives three reasons to believe in the Cats — defense, wings and Calipari — and then follows it up with three reasons to worry.
The UK preview also includes the projected lineup, Calipari’s take, an opposing SEC coach’s take, and the bottom line from DeCourcy:
With Kentucky, the thing to do is trust that Calipari has attracted enough talent to replace the truckload that just traveled out of the program. It’s also safe to assume he will find the correct formula to mix the players he has gathered into a championship contender. It’s conceivable the Wildcats eventually will hit a snag, and if ever that’s going to happen, it’s now, with a point guard who never was considered an elite prospect. But who’s betting against them?
Give it a read and Go Cats.