Bleacher Report compares UK's projected starters to the rest of the SEC

07/21/2014 04:40 PM

The Kentucky basketball team will enter the 2014-15 season as the national championship favorites in the minds of many, and much of the hype relates to the team’s loaded roster.

From top to bottom, position by position, the Cats are stacked. The Bleacher Report recognized this, so they decided to compare UK’s “starters” to the rest of the SEC. We don’t know at this point who will actually starter in each spot, but they took a guess anyways.

In the point guard rankings, Andrew Harrison came in second. He was slotted behind Jarvis Summers of Ole Miss and ahead of Kasey Hill from Florida.

At shooting guard, Aaron Harrison was not the top-ranked SEC baller. Florida’s sharp shooter Michael Frazier took that title, followed by Harrison and then Ky Madden of Arkansas.

In the theoretical small forward rankings, Devin Booker was ranked fifth in the conference. At this point, those expectations may be a little lofty, and Booker isn’t even who KSTV expects to start at the three.

Karl Towns was listed among the SEC’s best power forwards, but was behind second-year Arkansas star Bobby Portis and LSU’s Jordan Mickey.

Topping the list of centers was Dakari Johnson. They only took one player from each team so Willie Cauley-Stein wasn’t ranked, but we took the liberty of listing him second in the conference.


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