Let me say this first: Personally, I don't like John Calipari. His one-and-done recruitment style is opposed to my natural love of upperclassmen leading a team. But I cannot deny that without him, Kentucky would be screwed next season.
After losing six players to the NBA draft, most teams would be in trouble for the next season. However, because of his recruiting ability and coaching.
Next year's team is replenished by the underrated power forward of his Class of 2011 recruiting class, three top 40 players in the Class of 2012 according to ESPN, and a transfer point guard who he will coach into a star.
Kyle Wiltjer is the only returning member of the Wildcats, where Nerlens Noel, Willlie Cauley, Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress are the new recruits. Ryan Harrow is the transfer, and he may be the key to the team making it to either the Sweet 16 or the Final Four.
Without Calipari, this team would have very little talent, but because of him, they should dominate the SEC once again.