So Kentucky is a national-title threat again

Skal Labissiere - photo by Walter Cornett |
Skal Labissiere – photo by Walter Cornett |

John Calipari has the No. 2 class in America and a bunch of dudes who will probably greet commissioner Adam Silver with a handshake on a dais in Brooklyn next summer. But you expected that, right?

No coach in America hits the reset button like Calipari. After losing seven guys to the pros and recording a 38-1 season that ended with a Final Four loss to Wisconsin, Kentucky features another roster that should skate through the year with few blemishes and finish the 2015-16 season in Houston, which would be the Wildcats’ fifth Final Four appearance in the past six seasons.

There will be a shift this season, however, with a greater emphasis on guard play as Tyler Ulis, and storm ahead as one of the nation’s most potent backcourts. Then again, 6-foot-11 freshman Skal Labissiere, who faced an inquiry about his eligibility prior to the season, could be the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft.

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