Is he, or isn’t he?
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 3 weeks, you know the UK roster is, how do we say…in flux? Here’s what we’re looking at AS OF TODAY for next season. This list will change. It’s inevitable. But for today (assuming all five underclassmen leave, which is practically a mortal lock) here’s who we’ve got-
Josh Harrelson, 6’10”, F, Senior
DeAndre Liggins, 6’6″, G, Junior
Darius Miller, 6’7″, F, Junior
Darnell Dodson, 6’7″, G, Junior
John Hood, 6’6″, G, Sophomore
Doron Lamb, 6’4″, G, Freshman
Brandon Knight, 6’3″, G, Freshman
Stacey Poole, Jr., 6’5″, G/F, Freshman
Enes Kanter, 6’9″, F/C, Freshman
This list will expand, and possibly even contract. Regardless of who else we get in, we’re going from being one of the biggest teams in the country to very very average sized. Looks like only Josh Harrellson will be taller that 6’9″ for next season. Also, the Darnell Dodson situation is very much fluid. Andy Katz says he is hearing that Dodson won’t be back, but nothing to this point is set in stone.
So what do you think when you look at that roster? I see a fairly talented team with plenty of potential, but ultimately not as skilled as last year’s squad. Doesn’t mean that they can’t make a Final Four or win a championship, but they will be a little less talented. I look for them to hover around 10-15 for the season. Add Jones and/or Leslie, and we might be sneaking up into the single digits.