Position Battles to Watch in the 2014 College Basketball Offseason

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Position Battles to Watch in the 2014 College Basketball Offseason
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Kentucky's latest crop of freshmen, including Karl Towns Jr. (second from left) and Trey Lyles (second from right) will leave the Wildcats with a very crowded frontcourt in 2014-15.

Ask any college basketball coach and he'll tell you that having depth is a key to success.

The ability to go to the bench and bring in talented reserves, ones that don't provide too much of a drop-off in performance, can keep the starters fresh and give a coach options when the inevitable slump or injury occurs.

But while the coaches might like the depth, that's not always the same opinion held by college basketball players. This can be especially true when highly regarded players end up having to share playing time, something they're not used to.

Taking a quick look at the more notable programs in Division I, we can already see that a few will be dealing with some major position battles when preseason practice begins in the fall.

Here are the ones that stand out the most.

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