Kentucky basketball: 5 questions the Kentucky Wildcats must answer in 2020

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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4. Kentucky questions: Can B.J. Boston and Terrence Clarke star right away?

Even if Cunningham doesn’t come to Lexington it’s not like Kentucky will be short on potential freshmen stars. Calipari has made it a habit to land instant impact one-and-done players for years, a trend that should continue with B.J. Boston and Terrence Clarke.

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There’s plenty to like with Boston, a lengthy wing who has already demonstrated the ability to put the ball in the basket from pretty much everywhere. Boston also has the kind of athletic frame that should allow him to become an impact defender as he gets more good coaching.

The other crown jewel of this recruiting class is Clarke, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Clarke has drawn rave reviews for his athleticism, which could help him become a star in the NBA for years to come.

As incoming freshmen, both Boston and Clarke are incredibly talented but still have to adjust to the grind of playing college basketball. While there is every chance both players will star, there is also a chance they are merely good players as freshmen.

How these two acclimate to the college game will play a big role in determining Kentucky’s upside as a team. If Boston and Clarke become instant stars the Wildcats could be a Final Four contender.