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The last power forward to lead a Calipari-coached team in scoring was Sean Banks in 2004 at Memphis.
Julius Randle plays at the most crowded position for Kentucky. Randle will share playing time with Marcus Lee and Kyle Wiltjer. Alex Poythress could also spend some time at the 4-spot.
Those are the reasons to bet against Randle.
Here is a reason to bet on Randle:
Four of the last five freshmen who have led Calipari's team in scoring were the highest-ranked prospect Calipari had landed that year. Randle is the highest-ranked guy in this class for the Wildcats.
If there is a guy in this class with the combination of size, strength and athleticism to dominate right away, it's Randle. He's naturally aggressive, and as a skilled lefty, he's a tough cover at any level.
The most similar comparison of past UK players to Randle is fellow lefty power forward Terrence Jones. Jones didn't lead UK in scoring in his two seasons in Lexington, but he did put up good numbers, especially as a freshman when he averaged 15.7 points per game. If Randle can match that number, there's a good chance that would be enough to lead the 'Cats.