LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's freshmen fell short of expectations in a disappointing season, and those returning are looking forward to using their experience to help the next crop of highly touted Wildcats avoid suffering the same fate.
Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress said Monday they're looking forward to fulfilling their potential, and helping others do the same.
Despite promising rookie moments, neither came close to leading Kentucky to another NCAA title. So after some soul-searching that included meetings with coach John Calipari, Cauley-Stein and Poythress delayed their pro plans and returned to school, providing experience and depth for a Wildcats team that lacked both during a 21-12 season that ended with a first-round NIT loss at Robert Morris.
Both want to provide leadership to an incoming class considered the best in Kentucky history.
Advertisement
Advertisement

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Iowa St. vs. Texas Tech Pick Which 17-win team has the edge when Texas Tech plays host to Iowa State on Monday night at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail Texas vs. West Virginia Pick Can No. 9 West Virginia cruise to a big win at home over Texas when the two meet tonight at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail Boston College vs. Florida St. Pick Will No. 17 Florida State continue its dominant play at home when it welcomes Boston College to town...
Thumbnail Miami vs. Virginia Pick Will No. 14 Virginia get back on track today when it hosts Miami tonight at 7PM ET?
Thumbnail Utah vs. Oregon State Prediction Will tonight's matchup between Utah and Oregon State be a low-scoring affair for bettors at 8:30PM ET?

NCAAB Team Pages