Another year, another freshmen-laden team for Kentucky. John Calipari is the best recruiter in the business and he currently has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, according to 247Sports.
That should come as no shock seeing as the Wildcats put together the top recruiting class each year and a majority of those recruits become one-and-dones. De’Aaron Fox has officially announced he’s headed to the NBA, and Malik Monk is almost a lock to be following right behind him.
Kentucky is awaiting the decisions of Monk (likely gone), Isaiah Briscoe and Bam Adebayo. The latter has been rumored to be headed to the NBA Draft, but without hiring an agent which means he could return after he gathers some intel on his position.
Former top recruit Wenyen Gabriel is returning and can expect a much larger role next season with the current elite recruiting class of five-stars Hamidou Diallo, P.J. Washington, Nick Richards, Quade Green, Jarred Vanderbilt and four-star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. They’re also in the running for five-stars Kevin Knox and Mohamed Bamba.
This team will be loaded once again.