It’s something I’ve been thinking about without trying to have any bias. Out of the preseason top 5-10 teams is Kentucky set up the best for early season success this season? The answer is yes and the reason is the diminutive guy holding the ball in the picture above (sidenote: I’ll use this picture any chance I can. It’s fantastic).
This past week, we’re starting to see the AP Poll get released, rankings from various sites and Kentucky is continually falling at either No. 2 or No. 3 in the country. Looking at it in more, the more it shows how important Ulis is to this team and how important a steady point guard is in college basketball. North Carolina’s star Marcus Paige is sidelined 3-4 weeks with a broken finger, the reality is now they have to play an okay backcourt. Maryland, another team that’s receiving first place votes over the Cats have to figure out their team and Melo Trimble isn’t exactly the most careful when it comes to not turning the ball over.
Despite a tough schedule, Kentucky has the best point guard out of that group of five. That will go a long way while teams use the first month trying to figure out who they are or what type of team they want to be.