College Basketball Preview: 2. Kentucky Wildcats
Miller is one of two seniors of the 'Cats and must be the leader of the young team.
2. Kentucky Wildcats Key Returnees: F Terrence Jones, G-F Doron Lamb, G Darius Miller
G Marquis Teague- Freshman
G Darius Miller- Senior
F Doron Lamb- Sophomore
F Terrence Jones- Sophomore
C Anthony Davis- Freshman
Sixth- Stacy Poole- Sophomore
Top Recruit- Anthony Davis
As good as the recruiting class of 2009-2010 was this one might be just as good. Guard Marquis Teague will probably follow the path that Derrick Rose, Tyreke Evans, John Wall and Brandon Knight set for him and be the next one and down for John Calipari. Anthony Davis is more of a forward but he'll likely be asked to be a center as the Wildcats can't resist to put him on the bench. Along with those is forwards Michael Gilchrist and Kyle Wiltjer. All of those freshman will join a strong group of upperclassmen. Terrence Jones is the top returner and is a threat in the paint and can handle the ball. Jones and Teague will form a combination as lethal as John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins had. Doron Lamb is a guard who may play small forward who will make plays. Guard Darius Miller and Eloy Vargas are the seniors but neither are especially great. Sophomore Stacy Poole will play more of a role in his sophomore year but he still has flaws. Jon Hood will also get more minutes as a junior and is a great ball handler.
Bottom Line: The Wildcats will likely look like the number one squad through out the regular season but they are too inexperienced to win the title game.