Kentucky basketball is defined by freshmen. Big Blue Nation is hyped up to see Nerlens Noel and Alex Poythress on campus—not Twany Beckham.
That's why you won't see Noel or Poythress on this list. They are already praised as the "next in line" in a storied three-year stretch with John Calipari in Lexington. Instead, you'll find the players that don't get as much love in Lexington.
At the surface, these unsung heroes for the Wildcats may be difficult to find. The defending champions are one of the most talked about college basketball teams in the country, even in the offseason, and every team action is noted.
These four players aren't getting the hype that they deserve. Each will play a key role in the upcoming season, whether it is coming off of the bench or playing significant minutes for the defending champs.