Kentucky Wildcats Basketball

Musings From The Bald Prophet: Kentucky Puzzle Complete?

Marc DaleyAnalyst IMay 6, 2009

With the addition of the young man in the picture it would seem that the Kentucky Wildcats have filled every available spot on their roster.  Eric Bledsoe chose the Wildcats over Memphis, or more realistically chose John Calipari over Josh Pastner, and becomes the missing point guard Kentucky has looked for since Michael Porter left to focus on his growing family and with DeAndre Liggins still on the fence on coming back.

Bledsoe could spearhead an immensely talented, if young, roster next season.  A starting lineup of Bledsoe, Darius Miller, Ramon Harris, DeMarcus Cousins, and Daniel Orton is not out of the realm of possibility, particularly if Patrick Patterson and Jodie Meeks decide to stay in the draft. 

Calipari has hinted that with a stronger frontcourt than backcourt (at least at this juncture) his first UK team will resemble his early UMass teams that featured Lou Roe, Tony Barbee, and a young Marcus Camby.

Either way, the new Wildcat edition figures to be more focused and planned than Billy Gillispie's editions.  Calipari has chosen to live in a very public house compared to his UK coaching predecessors, eschewing the trappings of gated developments staffed by security guards.  At this moment, he should enjoy the honks of appreciation by a fan base that sees rejuvenation on the horizon.

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