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When the Kentucky Wildcats, college basketball’s all-time winningest program, have a legendary year like last season when they go 38-1, win a national title and lose seven key players, then come back and stock up again with so much freshman talent, everybody on the outside just expects these kids to put on the blue jersey and repeat the effort. Friends, it’s not that simple.
The Wildcats are struggling without an identity and without a strong leader who, like a Darius Miller or a Terrence Jones from last year, can implore the freshmen on the floor. It’s why so many times in the clutch, the young Wildcats look at each other and wonder who should take the key shot instead of trying to be aggressive and just make the play within the flow – whether on the offensive or defensive end of the floor.
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is waiting for his youthful Wildcats to aggressively accept their roles on a team that still has Final Four potential.Courtesy UK Athletics
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