Sure, this team may not put up the most amount of points offensively, but how many teams are getting buckets against this lineup? There's not one weak link that Kentucky's opponents can attack one-on-one.
As a team, Kentucky is averaging four steals and eight blocks per game, and this particular lineup makes up three steals and 5.4 blocks per game. Willie Cauley-Stein leads both categories, averaging 1.1 steals per game and 3.8 blocks per game.
Dominique Hawkins might be the most unknown freshman in the country, as he was offered a scholarship late by Kentucky and didn't really make a name for himself until he won Mr. Basketball in the state of Kentucky as a high school senior last season.
However, Hawkins has shown he fits right in with those freshmen who are McDonald's All-Americans, as he's supplanted himself as the backup to Andrew Harrison at point guard and one of the better on-ball defenders in the country.
Aaron Harrison had his coming-out party defensively in Kentucky's victory over Providence when he shut down Friars' star Bryce Cotton in the second half. Ever since then, Harrison has been the best wing defender Kentucky has had on its roster.
If anyone were to get beat off the dribble, it'd be tough for teams to score regardless because of Marcus Lee and Cauley-Stein waiting for them at the rim. Lee, much like Cauley-Stein, is long and can jump through the roof.