Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats’ projected starting lineup for 2022-2023

Kentucky basketball forward Oscar Tshiebwe. (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports)
Kentucky basketball forward Oscar Tshiebwe. (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Kentucky’s intended journey to the Final Four was brought to a stop by an overtime upset loss against Saint Peter’s in the first round. What’s next for the Wildcats?

Kentucky’s basketball season ended in a disappointing loss at the hands of 15-seed Saint Peter’s, one of the biggest upsets in the history of the NCAA tournament. After failing to win an SEC regular-season title, the Wildcats sought to bring home a National Championship title back to Lexington.

Fans will look to head coach John Calipari to put together a new, improved and revamped roster and there will be a lot of pressure to get it right.

With seven months to go until the start of next season, it’s hard to know what any team’s starting lineup will look like. Between the transfer portal, injuries, the NBA Draft and new recruits, there are a lot of things that could change.

How does Kentucky rebuild their roster?

Calipari has a variety of questions to answer and options to consider when it comes to constructing a new championship-level roster.

With star players TyTy Washington, Shaedon Sharpe, and Oscar Tshiebwe potentially leaving for the NBA Draft and two rotation players exhausting their eligibility, Calipari has to find a way to replace this talent.

Here is a deeper look into the talent that the Wildcats have, who they are going to lose, and the possible gems that Kentucky can grab from the transfer portal going into the offseason.