Don’t Compare This Year to Last Year

One example of John Calipari not wanting comparisons of this year’s team to last year’s championship team was on All Access Kentucky when he wouldn’t to stop the talk of Nerlens Noel and Anthony Davis.

It would not be fair to compare this young team to last year’s because of the lack of experience and no returning starters.

CBS Sports lists Kentucky as the #1 thing to watch for in the upcoming basketball season which starts tomorrow night.

1. Do NOT compare this year’s Kentucky squad to last season’s group that cut down the nets. Sure, the Wildcats will still have a chance to get back to the Final Four, but there’s no Anthony Davis or Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in this group — and there’s also no veteran like Darius Miller who can show the young bucks. The veteran on this year’s team is Julius Mays, a one-year transfer from Wright State who began his career at North Carolina State. However, there’s still more than enough talent for UK to mature into one of the elite teams by the time February rolls around. This group features a new crop of freshmen — led by freak shot-blocker Nerlens Noel, scoring wing Archie Goodwin and talented forward Alex Poythress

Check out the link above as CBS also has Archie Goodwin in the player of the year race and Nerlens Noel is #2 player to make sure you watch this season.