The potential of adding Olivier Sarr to the upcoming Kentucky basketball roster appears to be influencing the national media.
Over at ESPN, Joe Lunardi – who is famous for his wayyyyy too early bracket predictions – updated his Bracketology numbers and moved the Wildcats up to a four-seed where they will match up against 13-seeded Georgia State in the first round. In Lunardi’s previous Bracketology, he had Kentucky tabbed as a five-seed.
Lunardi’s top four overall teams are Gonzaga, Villanova, Baylor, and Virginia. He also has Louisville ranked as a six-seed while six teams from the SEC made the field of 68.
After failing to land Evansville transfer DeAndre Williams – who committed to Memphis on Friday afternoon – Kentucky’s roster for the upcoming season is coming close to being a finished product. Sarr being declared immediately eligible for next year is crucial to UK’s frontcourt success. Alongside B.J. Boston and Terrence Clarke, that trio of ‘Cats could lead a contender that has a chance to make a deep tournament run.
What do you think? Is a four-seed fair right now? Or is there still too much left to figure out before we can make an accurate prediction?