Projecting Kentucky's 2019/20 Roster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mack The Knife View Post
    8 banners in 81 years and 5 in the past 77 years. Glad I am not that miserable fan that expects one every year.
    Yeah, winning the NCAA championship in a one-and-out tournament is one of the most difficult championships in sports to win.

    Dean Smith is regarded as one of the best college coaches ever and he won a total of two titles in 35 years of coaching at UNC. Houston had an unbeatable team in ‘83 and lost the championship game to a team that they would have defeated 99 out of 100 games.
    UCLA went on their big run in the ‘60’s but the tournament was different back then, plus they had two NBA caliber units stockpiled on most of those teams.
    And then there’s UNLV and UK’s undefeated teams of 1991 and 2015 that lost in the Final Four. Also Duke’s powerhouse team from last year.
    Its simply a tougher title to win than many realize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    Yeah, winning the NCAA championship in a one-and-out tournament is one of the most difficult championships in sports to win.

    Dean Smith is regarded as one of the best college coaches ever and he won a total of two titles in 35 years of coaching at UNC. Houston had an unbeatable team in ‘83 and lost the championship game to a team that they would have defeated 99 out of 100 games.
    UCLA went on their big run in the ‘60’s but the tournament was different back then, plus they had two NBA caliber units stockpiled on most of those teams.
    And then there’s UNLV and UK’s undefeated teams of 1991 and 2015 that lost in the Final Four. Also Duke’s powerhouse team from last year.
    Its simply a tougher title to win than many realize.
    Couldn’t agree more but a lot of fans don’t see it that way. They should but they don’t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikeman49 View Post
    He will not play at Detroit nor would he have played at Pikeville or Gtown.
    All based on an opinion that was formed when he was a junior in high school lol. I'm sure there is no way possible he could have improved since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurecoach View Post
    All based on an opinion that was formed when he was a junior in high school lol. I'm sure there is no way possible he could have improved since then.
    Only time will tell the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikeman49 View Post
    Only time will tell the story.
    You may very well be right. I haven't said one way or another. I just find it funny your opinion of him as a player and how he would do now. Is based off when you saw him 4 years ago as a junior in high school. Didn't see him play his senior year. Haven't seen him practice every day against future NBA players, going through individual drills with top college coaches, etc. Chances are he is ten times the player if not more than the last time you seen him play. Shoot if people would have formed there only opinion of Michael Jordan after his sophomore year in high school when he got cut. No one would have thought he and up the best player of all time. However, see the thing is players do get better. So I don't think it's crazy to think that he probably got a lot better since you saw him last, and better enough to where he could play at the likes of a school you don't think he could play for.

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    UK has 3 walkons now Riley Welch #13 Junior, #21 Zan Payne RSF, and #14 Brennan Canada Freshman.


    Kentucky just added Welch a few days ago. He's from Litttleton, Colorado. Chatfield High School.

    13 on the roster with 10 Scholarship.

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    I think E.J. Montgomery is the key to how deep this team can go. I like our talent and depth at both guard positions and small forward. But the front court is concerning to me. I look for marked improvement from Montgomery, but I question whether it will be enough to make this team a title contender.

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    I truly worry about this teams ability to shoot the basketball. Put that with the lack of rebounding and I think we will lose around 8-10 games. Could be a dangerous team come tourney time because guards win tourney games. That’s what I’m hoping for.

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