Who cares about losing seven key players from a 38-1 team?
Apparently CollegeBasketballTalk doesn’t as they came up with their top backcourts and then top frontcourts in the country. To the surprise of no one, they ranked Kentucky with the No. 1 backcourt in the country, thanks in large part to the small guy pictured above. Obviously we saw what Ulis is capable of during a larger workload and his improvement so far as ‘the guy’ this season. It’s been stated before and I truly believe it, there’s a legit chance he can break the season record for assists at Kentucky. He’s that good. Then there just happens to be that Jamal Murray and Isaiah Briscoe who aren’t too bad themselves.
The frontcourt is going to have to make up some ground though as they are ranked as just the third best group in the country behind Gonzaga and North Carolina. CBT does say on paper Kentucky does seem to have the most raw talent, which is true as most people are somewhat skeptical of Poythress’ return from a torn ACL and the increased workload on Marcus Lee. Then there’s the question mark of Isaac Humphires and of course Skal, who is expected to be a top-2 pick in next year’s NBA Draft.
Regardless, just some more love coming Kentucky’s way as we get ready to head into the 2015-16 season.