If this past season taught Kentucky Wildcats fans anything, it’s that you can never have enough players on your roster to turn to when a season goes upside down.
John Calipari took a lot of heat for his roster this last season. Whether it was for lineups he rolled out, roster management over the years, or even just simply not having the depth, he clearly took all of those concerns to heart this offseason.
Calipari has since transformed his roster and coaching staff into something that provides a much brighter future than what this program was looking at when the season ended.
And he might not be done yet.
Chin Coleman and Orlando Antigua have both appeared in Kentucky Roll Call recently, and they’ve suggested Kentucky will be filling out all 13 scholarship spots for next season.
Both Chin and Coach O suggested all scholarships would be used. Neither said they were done recruiting. https://t.co/WVW8GtEHQs— T.J. Walker (@TJWalkerRadio) May 19, 2021
Currently, the roster stands at 10 scholarship players, with three big potential returnees waiting in the wings. Those include Isaiah Jackson, Keion Brooks, and Davion Mintz, though Brooks has not officially declared for the NBA Draft, which his father said would happen.
Jackson seems like a dream at this point, but it would be a shock to see him return as he’s projected a first-round pick in this year’s draft.
Things on Keion seem to be trending in the positive direction for a return to Lexington, while Davion appears to be trending toward beginning his professional career after Kentucky added Sahvir Wheeler, TyTy Washington, Kellan Grady and CJ Fredrick this offseason.
If only Keion returns, does Kentucky look to add two more players? What if Davion and Keion both return?
Who knows, but currently, all players Kentucky has been linked to have either already committed or seem to be trending elsewhere. Some notable transfers still available include Memphis Tigers center Moussa Cisse, Arizona Wildcats forward Jordan Brown, and Arizona State Sun Devils forward Marcus Bagley.
Sounds like we need to keep an eye on transfer players for just a while longer.