The college basketball season is officially upon us when the Kentucky Wildcats hold Big Blue Madness.
The annual event is when UK debuts their newest editions of the men's and women's basketball teams. This year's men's squad is projected to be one of the top teams in the land, including a tie for the No. 1 ranking in the Top 25 Coaches Poll.
Led by another star-studded freshman class, the Wildcats will once again be one of, if not the most talented bunch in the land. It will be up to John Calipari to once again mold them into one of the best teams in college hoops as they seek their fifth Final Four trip under Cal.
Oh, and this is arguably the biggest recruiting event of the year for Kentucky. Many of the nation's top prospects are often in attendance for this, and here is a look at who is tentatively set to attend along with their 24/7 Sports composite ranking:
De’Aaron Fox: No. 1 PG and No. 4 overall in 2016
Harry Giles: 5-star PF, No. 1 PF and No. 3 overall in 2016
Malik Monk: No. 1 SG and No. 5 overall in 2016
Sacha Killeya-Jones (UK commit): No. 4 PF and No. 16 overall in 2016
Kris Wilkes: No. 4 SF and No. 21 overall in 2017
Trae Young: No. 4 PG and No. 28 overall in 2017
Before Big Ble Madness, the UK Sports Network will air a pregame special to get you hyped up for the big event. The special takes place Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. and UKathletics.com, right before BBM tips off at 7 p.m. ET. It will feature exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes content from the men's and women's basketball teams and more. The entire show will air on UKathletics.com, and here are more details on it.
Here is how to watch the main event:
Big Blue Madness 2015
Start Time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY.
TV Channel: SEC Network
Announcers: ESPN's Dave O'Brien will be on hand to make the call alongside analysts Sean Farnham and Kara Lawson.
Replay: You can watch a replay of the event using Watch ESPN.