Loaded roster could lead to interesting line-up decisions for UK

07/07/2014 03:53 PM

When the Kentucky basketball team takes the floor for the 2014-15 season, there is no doubt they’ll boast one of the most talented rosters in the country.

The front-court will be home to three 7-footers and another talented big man in freshman Trey Lyles. The back-court will feature the Harrison twins, along with newcomers Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker. Having this many high-level players is a good thing, but it makes figuring out lineups a little tricky.

For instance, where does Alex Poythress fit in? The junior forward has been a wearer of many hats in his first two seasons. As a third-year player, can he step into a full-time role of being the team’s power forward, or will the team have to remodel the offense to work his skill set in the post?

Tyler Ulis is another intriguing player on the roster. He’s undersized, but his on-court ability should command immediate playing time. But how does he squeeze into the fray at point guard when Andrew Harrison is the reigning starter? Ulis will be hard to keep off the court, so his addition could lead to some three-guard lineups for the Cats.


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