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Is Kentucky The Real Deal This Year?

The Wildcats are set to bring in the best recruiting class for the 2020-2021 season. They have some talented freshman that are ready to come in and will look to make an impact early this season. Kentucky is ready to go back to the Final Four, and they are ready to make their huge impact this season. They are the favorite to win the SEC right now, and the odds for them to win the National Championship at this moment is +1100. So I ask the question “Are they the real deal?”

 

Recruits Coming In:

BJ Boston (Five Star) (#7 in the country)

Terrence Clark (Five Star) (#10 in the country)

Devin Askew (Five Star) (#24 in the country)

Isaiah Jackson (Four Star) (#34 in the country)

Lance Ware (Four Star) (#46 in the country)

Cam’Ron Fletcher (Four Star) (#61 in the country)

 

Transfers Coming In:

Olivier Sarr (Center) (Senior from Wake Forest)

Davion Mintz (Guard) (Graduate from Creighton)

Jacob Toppin (Forward) (Sophomore from URI)

 

Players Lost:

Ashton Hagans

Nick Richards

Tyrese Maxey

Immanuel Quickley

EJ Montgomery

 

This is what we are use to seeing from Kentucky now-a-days. Have a great freshman recruiting class come in and replace the team from a season ago. Who is going to step up and be the big time player for the Wildcats this season. I think they are going to have a solid team especially with the lineup that I think they are going to go with. Starting five in my opinion looks like it will be (Devin Askew, Davion Mintz, Brandon Boston, Terrance Clark, Jacob Toppin). That is a solid starting five and having guys like Mintz and Toppin in the lineup that have already had some success in college basketball will make this team very good for the entire season.

Then coming off the bench you’ll have Olivier Sarr, Lance Ware, Isaiah Jackson, Cam’Ron Fletcher that can also come in and make an impact in my opinion. Being able to go at least nine guys deep is huge for a young Kentucky team like this. The Wildcats have a lot of pressure on them again this year, and they will prove to us very soon if they are the real deal or not.

 

How They Will Finish?

Sweet 16: 85 percent

Elite Eight: 70 percent

Final Four: 45 percent

National Title Game: 20 percent

National Championship Winner: 10 percent

 

-Chris Jones (@cjoneswho1212)

 

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