Of course there would have to be players added to play beside them. Say Jamal Murray, De'Aaron Fox, Malik Monk and the current freshmen were playing too?
That’s likely too many on a roster but I figure the team could be filled out nicely by a number of able bodies chosen from the recent ranks. With just Ulis, Booker, Lyles and Towns as the nucleus UK would have been a monster team.
Devin Booker just tossed 46 points Monday night for the Suns. He bested his 38 point-performance from the previous game.
Devin Booker tonight:— Cody Cunningham (@Cody_Cunningham) December 5, 2017
A SUNS VICTORY pic.twitter.com/CWg2A5Z8aj
Towns is rated as one of the top players in the NBA by several sports media outlets. He averages 21.5 points and 11.2 rebounds for his career so far - and he gets better every year.
Karl-Anthony Towns fadeaway over AD. pic.twitter.com/mrhZXYlHT4— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) November 30, 2017
Lyles is a solid performer for the Nuggets. He’s currently shooting 51% overall and 44% from behind the 3 line.
Ulis has also earned a starting role for the Suns. This week, he had 12 points and 12 assists in an upset win over the 76ers.
All four of these players could still be kentucky Wildcats. And they could have some excellent company.
It might be unrealistic to think the Cats could have signed major talent like Murray, Fox and Monk to play behind Booker and Ulis for example but this is my fantasy so play along. It’s not impossible that they could be playing for Kentucky too.
The current group of freshmen would certainly have made the team interesting. Several of those players might be the next to step up in the NBA. Calipari has shown the world that he can train players to be great.
Just the nucleus of that 2014-2015 freshman group would have been a sight to behold playing four years in Lexington. It was like that in the old days. Players developed into greatness while still playing in college. And the level of play was high.
I miss those days sometimes.