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BJ Boston ranked among most important freshmen for 2020-21 season

Boston will be vital to Kentucky’s success this season.

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The Kentucky Wildcats are set to open up the 2020-21 season with a team that’s even younger than they’re a custom to having.”

Only one returning player (Keion Brooks) was a member of Kentucky’s rotation last season, while seven players are incoming freshmen.

One of those is former five-star recruit B.J. Boston who David Cobb of CBS Sports ranks among the top 10 important freshmen in the nation for the upcoming season.

Cobb ranks Boston as the third most important freshman in the country for the season, saying, “It’s Kentucky, so you know freshmen will play key roles. But BJ Boston has a chance to be the program’s most productive newcomer since Malik Monk averaged nearly 20 points per game as a freshman in the 2016-17 season. The Wildcats are replacing their top six scorers from last season’s roster, and Boston is regarded as a natural scorer. He’ll be under the national microscope from day one and stay there until Kentucky’s season concludes.”

Here is a look at Cobb’s complete list:

  1. Evan Mobley, USC Trojans
  2. Greg Brown, Texas Longhorns
  3. B.J. Boston, Kentucky Wildcats
  4. Ziaire Williams, Stanford Cardinal
  5. Moussa Cisse, Memphis Tigers
  6. Khristian Lander, Indiana Hoosiers
  7. Makur Maker, Howard Bison
  8. Bryce Thompson, Kansas Jayhawks
  9. Sharife Cooper, Auburn Tigers
  10. Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State Cowboys