John Calipari has a problem–it’s a good one to have, though. How will he find minutes for all of his forwards and centers next season?
Kentucky’s 2014-15 men’s basketball team will feature a collection of big men as talented and deep as any squad in recent memory. Former Wildcat forward Julius Randle, a projected top 10 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, is thankful he’s not Calipari and in charge of finding minutes for Kentucky’s group of post players.
‘Luckily I’m not the coach so finding minutes for those guys is not my problem.’ Randle on Cal and UK’s bigs next year
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 25, 2014
Kentucky’s 2014-15 post players will include:
- 7-foot junior center Willie Cauley-Stein, who averaged 6.8 points and 6.1 rebounds a game last season
- 7-foot sophomore center Dakari Johnson, who averaged 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds a game last season
- 6-foot-9 sophomore forward Marcus Lee, who totaled 10 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks against Michigan in the Elite Eight
- 6-foot-8 junior forward Alex Poythress, who averaged 11.2 points a game as a freshman
- 7-foot-1 freshman center Karl-Anthony Towns, a five-star recruit
- 6-foot-10 freshman forward Trey Lyles, a five-star recruit
- 6-foot-9 sophomore forward Derek Willis
Kentucky, who also returned star guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison, will be picked by many to win the 2015 national championship.