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Calipari on next year: “We’ve got skill.”


As of today, Kentucky will have three sophomores — P.J. Washington, Quade Green and Nick Richards — on next year’s roster for coach John Calipari to build his team around unless the Cats land a graduate transfer.

“The best teams I’ve had here were the combination of young kids with returning veterans and that’s the teams that have done good stuff,” Calipari said during a break at a satellite camp in Elizabethtown Monday.

However, the Kentucky coach is already excited about next season.

“We’ve got length, we’ve got skill and we can play like we have in the past, play with four (guards together) out, where we didn’t have that ability (last year),” Calipari said.

Kentucky is adding three guards — and four if Ashton Haggans re-classifies later this summer as expected. Two of those guards — Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro — both are in the 6-5 range and will give UK more size on the perimeter if Calipari does use four guards together.

Calipari correctly pointed out that Villanova won the national title last season with a four-guard lineup.


  1. With Cal talking about going to a 4 guard lineup, why would Reid Travis come to KY? I am sure that Montgomery and Washington are scratching their heads too as both expect to be starters. Villanova had to play 4 guards, KY doesn’t. Am I the only one who is concerned about this?

  2. It would seem ok for Cal to be thinking this scenario but makes no sense articulating same at this point in the season.

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