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WCS and a Harrison predicted 2nd Team All-American by USA Today

WCS swat

 

It’s always too early for Pre-Season awards, but that doesn’t mean we are going to ignore them, now does it? Nope. Nicole Auerbach (no relation to Dan, I don’t think) of USA Today predicts that both Willie Cauley-Stein and Andrew Harrison will be 2nd team All-Americans next season. Joining the two Wildcats on the 2nd team are Aaron Craft, Gary Harris, and Shabazz Napier.

While there are no current Cats on the 1st team (which has become rare), there is one potential UK guy on there in Andrew Wiggins. Mitch McGary, Marcus Smart, Russ Smith, and Doug McDermott round out there other 1st teamers.

But wait, there’s more. You may be thinking to yourself, “Hey, that Randle kid from Texas is pretty darn good, where’s he?!” Well you are not alone in thinking that. A couple of other yet-to-play-a-college-game Kentucky guys are on the “Others receiving consideration” list – Aaron Harrison and Julius Randle. Hell, let’s just have the whole team play well enough next year to get them everyone on these All-American lists. I like their chances.

Article written by Chris Thomas

15 Comments for WCS and a Harrison predicted 2nd Team All-American by USA Today



  1. ukfastcat
    3:34 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    WIGGINS, just COME ON DOWN!



  2. Mc
    3:39 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    I’d love to see Randle against McGary. I think Randle has a better game. Will be interesting to see McGary without Burke. McGary had a few good games in the tournament (not much before that), and shows some potential. I just don’t see how he’s a pre-season All-American



  3. Brandon
    3:41 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    People are sleeping on Randle. Dude will be first team all American and possibly the most dominant player in the game next year. Glad he’s playing for us is all I can say…



  4. El Pollo Loco
    3:43 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who had to Google, Dan Auerbach. “No relation to Red” probably would’ve been more appropriate for the audience.



  5. wait a minute...
    4:01 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    …Aaron Craft is playing another year of college ball?! Next season has to be his senior year



  6. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    4:02 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    I will say this right now, its absurd Willie is higher than Randle. Randle will be the most dominant player in the NCAA next year with his body size, instinct and skill.



  7. Pro Scout
    4:22 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    Julius Randle will be the #1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

    He will do whatever it takes to win and has the game & body to make it happen. To not have him as a preseason All-American just goes to show why the media isn’t hired to select players for pro teams.

    Think Charles Barkley @ Auburn or Mashburn @ KY.

    Randle is pure hoss. With him being able to go up against the height / length / athleticism that KY has in practice (WCS, Harrisons, Poythress, Young & potentially Wiggins) in practice will teach him how to keep from getting his shot blocked.

    You have to love a 6’9″ 250 with legs who has range and a nose for the paint. He has a better motor than Mashburn and can have an enormous effect on defense.



  8. Lifetime Achievment Goes To
    4:28 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    You’ve got to be kidding with Doug McDermott a first team AA and Craft second team? They are very good college players but there are several better without a doubt . . . the AA is a joke.



  9. Larry Bird Award
    4:30 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    McDermoot, Crafty, and McGary . . . I’m thinking they are all first team.



  10. struggler
    4:42 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    Lots messed up with these AA pics – as has been pointed out the omission of Randle is crazy – but I have to say the upside and my expectations of WCS are going to be unreal. If WCS is hungry and wants to make a point – really wants to make an impact – works… well surrounded by this team he will be very scary – I am talking hurt somebody by accident scary… and I CANNOT WAIT!



  11. bosshog
    4:43 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    Take our starters against this first team any day.



  12. Deepblue
    4:50 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    Interesting decision not to put Randle at least on the second team. With or without Wiggins, he’s the best player on our team next year. Wiggins will be a better pro, but Randle will have a better year next year. He’s the prototype for a college player.



  13. Roman
    6:13 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    Thumbs up for Dan Auerbach.



  14. Mark
    8:11 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    Mcgary averaged 7.5 ppg & 6 rpg , didnt start most of the year and he’s preseason 1st team????



  15. Pro Scout
    10:15 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    #12 – Deepblue – Randle will be the better pro.