March has not been kind to the Big Blue Nation. It may not get any easier for Kentucky basketball fans.
No NCAA tournament bid and an NIT berth sting. The most important upcoming event for Kentucky fans may be the decisions of a specific group of individuals in the coming weeks.
Who will return to Lexington? And who will join the 2013 recruiting class?
Julius Randle announces where he will attend college on March 20. Aaron Gordon will announce on April 3. Andrew Wiggins will announce sometime in between.
Those three decisions will impact who stays in Lexington for another year. The roster is already crowded.
Calipari won't force players to leave or stay. He's a player's coach. He would love to have everyone stay, but that is far from likely.
Those variables, along with an ever-fluctuating draft stock, will likely determine who stays and who leaves.
Earlier in the year, I'll admit, I thought every player on this list would be out of Lexington next year. But the way Kentucky ended the year plus quotes from Calipari have me thinking some will stay.