Since John Calipari took over the Kentucky basketball program, each year has been greeted with a new set of talented, future NBA players coupled with brand new challenges. As last year proved, an elite team like Kentucky is prone to the inconsistencies of freshmen that can lead to a down year.
Though the loss of Julius Mays, Archie Goodwin and Nerlens Noel—who could potentially be the third overall No. 1 pick under Calipari at Kentucky—is the least severe blow he's received when it comes to losing players to the NBA draft, it still hurts—slightly.
Noel's value to Kentucky and his elite skill at the college game were no more evident than how Kentucky imploded once he went down with a torn ACL.
Now with arguably the greatest recruiting class in the history of Kentucky, and maybe ever, joining a stacked roster, the question has to be asked: What will be the effect of Kentucky's roster changes?