By LARRY VAUGHT
It’s months before the Kentucky basketball season opens, but it seems every day someone asks me about a potential starting lineup for coach John Calipari’s team.
Trust me, I have no idea. However, I will have to speculate for the Kentucky preview I will be writing for Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook soon.
Kentucky could go 10 deep — and should. I would not expect redshirt freshman Jermarl Baker to start. After that, I don’t know. Surely Nick Richards won’t start over Reid Travis in the middle, but then Calipari started Richards more games last year than I thought he should have.
But could Tyler Herro also start and leave Immanuel Quickley and Quade Green on the bench?
Paul Biancard, ESPN recruiting director, thinks it could happen. He told me at the McDonald’s All-American Game that he loved Herro’s shooting ability from both long range and mid range.
“He’s the shooter in this freshman class in terms of making a 3-point shot. He also got the best middle game coming into college in my opinion,” Biancardi said. “Inside the arc, outside the paint, this guy has a tremendous pull-up game.
“Calipari likes guys that can score and he can get baskets in bunches. He can run off screens or whatever and score and they have point guards who can get him the ball. I could easily see him starting.”