Credits Bleacher Report
By: Reggie D. Richardson,
NCAA Division 1 College Basketball has been dominated the last two seasons by the state of Kentucky. The 2011-2012 season saw the Kentucky Wildcats win the national title, as they were led by the top two picks in the 2012 NBA draft, Anthony Davis, and Michael Kidd-Gillchrist. This year the cross state rival Louisville Cardinals, with Coach Rick Patino cut the nets down, and over in Lexington the defending champions struggled to find the magic of a year ago. The Wildcats were hindered by a season ending ACL injury to Nerlens Noel, and the rest of the team suffered from a real lack of chemistry. The 2013-2014 season will prove to be more than just a return to “True Blue”.
Head Coach John Calapari has landed what could arguably be his best ever recruiting class, and possibly the best ever for the University. Most teams are fortunate if they land one McDonald’s All-American, but not Coach Cal. He has landed six of the twenty-five, and was one of the four finalists for the overall best recruit in the country Andrew Wiggins.