The Four Horsemen of the CBS Sports College Basketball Apocalypse — Matt Norlander, Chip Patterson, Bill Self’s good friend Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone — released their collective ranking of the 101 best players in college basketball and your University of Kentucky Wildcats didn’t get the love you probably think they deserve.
I was on honored to make the list at No. 3, but only four Kentucky players were named, the highest being Reid Travis at No. 18. Here are the four:
18. Reid Travis | Kentucky | Senior | Forward
It almost seems unfair, right? Kentucky already gets some of the top talent in the country out of high school, and here we’ve got the Wildcats also adding a first-team all-conference talent with two years of experience as a team’s primary scorer and rebounder as a graduate transfer. Travis’ Stanford career was prolific enough to stack him up against the program’s best, and now he’s set to be a double-double machine leading the youngsters in Lexington.
29. P.J. Washington | Kentucky | Sophomore | Forward
Washington debated going pro, would have probably been drafted, but came back. That’s a set of circumstances that normally doesn’t materialize for Kentucky freshmen. Washington’s a bit different from most, though. And he plays with great passion. Could be the team’s leader, and we think he’s going to be a monster alongside Reid Travis.
47. Keldon Johnson | Kentucky | Freshman | Guard
Effort, grit, intangibles and versatility are all what Johnson — a former five-star frosh — brings to the table for UK. He’s going to make for one of the most overqualified true freshmen glue guys in the sport next season — and potentially more
69. Ashton Hagans | Kentucky | Freshman | Guard
While he might not have a lot of stat-padding performances, Hagans could prove to be one of the most important pieces of Kentucky’s 2019 run. The 6-3 guard was the best player in the state of Georgia coming out of high school, but at Kentucky there’s a chance his most impactful contributions will be as a perimeter defender and primary ball handler on offense.
Duke’s RJ Barrett took the top spot. The rest of the list is rather laughable. See the whole thing here and then comment what you think about it.