Kentucky introduces No. 1 class

college basketball kentucky wildcats no. 1 recruiting class

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari stops just short of calling his latest talented freshmen group the best ever because previous classes have featured top NBA draft picks and won an NCAA championship.

View NCAA Futures Odds

This class has yet to even play a game at Kentucky.

Still, Calipari hinted Tuesday his view could quickly change with McDonald's All-Americans Dakari Johnson, twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison, James Young, Julius Randle and

Marcus Lee leading the Wildcats' eight-player freshmen contingent. In-state players Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis round out this latest crop.

The coach concedes ``this team is a lot deeper,'' suggesting he could possibly start five freshmen.

The talent has expectations of Kentucky winning a ninth national title high - especially after the Wildcats went 21-12 last year and were upset in the NIT.

Bet NCAA Futures Odds

Want More From Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!


Recent NCAAB Discussions

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds Fresh off its first Sweet 16 berth in three years, Indiana seems to be trending back in the right direction under coach Tom Crean. This fall, though, will challenge the...
Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds George Washington named Maurice Joseph its interim head men’s basketball coach last week. Will the 31-year-old be able to keep the Colonials humming in 2016-17?
Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds Villanova always understood the myriad challenges of defending a national title. Yet the program definitely couldn’t have foreseen Friday’s bit of bad news.
More inNCAAB Articles  

NCAAB Headlines

More inNCAAB News  

NCAAB Team Pages