It's amazing what a Final Four will do.
Going into the NCAA tournament, this Kentucky team seemed like a disappointment. Entertaining the idea of a 40-0 season turned into a 10-loss season. The vaunted recruiting class was not living up to its billing and Wildcats fans were getting frustrated with the lack of improvement and consistency.
Fast-forward past Wichita State, Louisville, Michigan and Wisconsin, and suddenly, everyone sang a different tune. What looked like consecutive-season arguments against Calipari's method of rebuilding the roster every year resulted in his third Final Four in four years.
Even with the loss to UConn in the championship game, Kentucky's run completely changed the narrative of the season for almost all of the players on the roster. And now, the focus turns to next year. Who will stay another year and who will bolt for the NBA?