A trip to the NIT is inexcusable for most elite college basketball programs, especially Kentucky. However, that's what happened this past season and is a reason most of these players are returning for another year in Lexington.
With another top-rated recruiting class coming in, it will be a battle for playing time for the returning players. What that means is the five returning scholarship players need to make some strides if they want to see significant minutes next season.
This slideshow looks at one improvement each of those players needs to make.