UK head coach John Calipari has recruited an abundance of five-star talent during his career. From Derrick Rose to John Wall to Anthony Davis, he’s had some guys that have been able to physically outplay the opposition, simply with innate ability.
This year, as hard as it is to believe, Calipari may have his finest athletes yet, the best of which could be freshmen centers Nerlens Noel and Willie Cauley-Stein.
Noel (6-foot-10) and Cauley-Stein (7-foot) bring a unique set of skills to the table. The quickness and coordination each possesses is rare for players of their height.
“They have such great length, offensively and defensively,” sophomore forward Kyle Wiltjer said. “If we can get those guys on the court together and learn how to play together, it will be tough to defend.”