Talented Kentucky begins another year with high expectations

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coach once again must figure out how to use his latest talented freshman class, which this year is big and fills voids at many positions.

All of which means another season of high expectations at a school where a national championship is always the standard.

After finishing 27-9 and losing in the Tournament’s round of 32 last spring, appears capable of contending for a ninth title. This despite losing six players including several regulars such as Associated Press guards and Jamal Murray, who combined to average 37 points per game last season, and 6-foot-11 Skal Labissiere.

landed guards De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk, both 6-foot-3 high school All-Americans who join sophomoreIsaiah Briscoe (9.9 points, 5.3 rebounds per game) in the backcourt. All can handle the ball and shoot, giving Calipari some options, compared with last year’s squad run by Ulis.

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