Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Meet Wildcats' 2014 Class

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Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Meet Wildcats' 2014 Class
Tony Gutierrez

Kentucky's class of 2014-15 is all but set in stone, with the only question being what players return from this year's squad to help round out the incoming freshmen. 

Of the seven players who have to make the decision of whether to leave for the NBA or stay in Lexington, we know two are coming back for sure. Marcus Lee and Willie Cauley-Stein both announced their intent to play for Kentucky another year in an effort to win a national championship. 

The recruiting class is nothing out of the norm for Kentucky and its head coach, John Calipari, as the Wildcats are bringing in four McDonald's All-Americans, all of whom have the possibility to leave after a year or two under Calipari's tutelage. 

What could be outside of the norm is if Kentucky takes a look at bringing a transfer in who is eligible to play right away. This might have to be an option if the Harrison twins and James Young all declare for the NBA. If they decide to leave, the Wildcats are short in the backcourt, with just Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker and Dominique Hawkins. Kentucky already explored this option, per the Lexington Herald-Leader, by taking a look at Bryce Dejean-Jones, who decided instead to transfer from UNLV to Iowa State. 

This slideshow will introduce Big Blue Nation to the four players who make up the class of 2014, taking a look at their strengths, weaknesses and what to expect from them during their freshman campaign. 

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