Kentucky Basketball: Ranking the 10 Best Freshmen in Wildcats History

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Kentucky Basketball: Ranking the 10 Best Freshmen in Wildcats History
Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Brandon Knight

As the winningest program in Division I college basketball history, Kentucky basketball has been shaped by many players and coaches throughout the years. But until recently, dominant freshman seasons were hard to come by in Lexington.

You can credit that to John Calipari's recruiting strategy, but there has been a shift in the landscape of college basketball as a whole. 

Freshmen have dominated the college basketball scene in the past decade, and Kentucky has not been immune. The Kentucky program was built on the backs of upperclassmen, but the current state of college basketball requires fabulous freshmen to win.

Because of this, you should not be surprised to see several Calipari-coached freshmen make this list. 

Let's take a look at the 10 best freshman campaigns in Kentucky basketball history.

 

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