On paper, the 2013-14 Kentucky Wildcats will be one of the most physically intimidating college basketball teams in a very long time.
Head coach John Calipari’s roster is so incredibly packed with size, length and athleticism, it is almost unfair.
The fact that the Cats can only put five of their stars on the court at one time makes it the slightest bit reasonable.
UK will deploy Willie Cauley-Stein and Dakari Johnson in the middle. Either one of these seven-footers could be (or may be) a 2014 NBA lottery pick.
Freshman power forward Julius Randle is huge and talented. He could be one of the most dominant players in college hoops right off the bat this season.
Though Alex Poythress did not have an illustrious first year at Kentucky, the rising sophomore brings tons of physicality to the wing.
Even the Cats' guards can overpower just about anyone that they face. The Harrison twins and James Young will use their size and skills in the backcourt to be nearly unstoppable.
The biggest challenge for Calipari is to get all of this talent working together on a consistent basis on both ends of the court.
If he is successful, the Cats have to be considered the favorites to cut down the nets in North Texas in April.