New No. 1: UK
19-1 Kentucky and coach John Calipari have taken over the no. 1 spot in college basketball after Syracuse took a loss against a weak Notre Dame team over the weekend.
The ‘Cats only loss came at the hands of a drained three at the buzzer by Indiana’s Christian Watford that sealed up a one point victory. Kentucky has won 11 straight games since taking the loss against the Hoosiers.
Kentucky is stacked up and down the roster with freshman Mc D’s talent. Calipari plucks the countries most elite prospects year in and year out to lead big blue nation. He’s never won a national championship, thanks to Mario Chalmers, but this could be the year.
Sophomore guard Doron Lamb leads the team in scoring with 14 points per game. Lamb is a 6-4 scoring guard with a pretty shot who shoots the ball at an effecient 47 % from the field and from three point distance and shoots it at 83% from the stripe. He’s stepped into a leadership role with a locker room full of freshman.
6-10 versatile freshman power forward Anthony Davis out of Chicago has been as good as advertised. He’s averaging a double-double with 13.7 points on 63% from the field and 10.3 rebounds and leads the country in blocks with a ridiculous 4.7 per game, already shattering the freshman blocks record. Davis got 27 points, 14 rebounds, and seven blocks against Arkansas last Tues. Has the talent to be the top pick in the draft.
6-7 232 small forward freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is blending in perfectly with these star studded team. He’s averaging 13.2 point and 7.2 rebounds while shooting the ball at 50% from the field. He brings energy and consistency for the ‘Cats and does it on both ends of the floor. He will be a lottery pick whenever he decides to go.
6-9 250 pound sophomore forward Terrence Jones scores 11.9 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game down from his numbers of 15 and 8.8 last season. His numbers are down mostly due to Davis grabbing every rebound and being the best option but his field goal percentage has gone up four points to 48% and he’s shooting 40% from downtown. Scored a season high 26 points in the win against St. Johns.
6-1 freshman point guard Marquis Teague has proven to be a high caliber lead guard averaging 10.2 points per game, 4.3 assists per game, and 2.5 rebounds per game. Lone senior Darius Miller is bringing the ‘Cats 10 points per game while talented freshman Kyle Wiltjer is adding six points per game off the bench in 13.7 minutes.