The Starter: Andrew Harrison
Spending a sophomore season at Kentucky was a win-win decision for Harrison.
Had he declared for the draft, Kentucky would have been razor thin in the backcourt, and Harrison probably would have been a late second-rounder who spent his first few seasons in the NBA just trying to break into a starting rotation—think Patty Mills or Patrick Beverly.
But with one more year of seasoning, it's at least within the realm of possibility that Harrison instantly becomes a starter for whoever acquires his services in the 2015 draft. If Kentucky wins the national championship and he's the primary catalyst at point guard, who's to say Harrison won't be a lottery pick next year?
What we would love to see from Harrison is a much-improved assist-to-turnover ratio. For the entire season, his ratio was 1.46. In the tournament, it was 1.25 (30 assists and 24 turnovers).
Not only does he desperately need to cut down on his turnovers (2.7 per game in 2013-14), but there's no excuse for a point guard averaging just 4.0 assists per game when he is surrounded by this much talent.
I don't think asking for six assists and two turnovers per game is out of line here, and I wouldn't be surprised if Calipari feels the same way. Of all the projected starters, Calipari should have the shortest leash with Harrison.
The Reserve: Tyler Ulis
The prevailing sentiment among people who have seen Ulis in action is that he could be one of the most exciting true point guards to play college ball in the past decade, as long as his 5'9", 150-pound frame doesn't get broken in half the first time he drives to the lane.
When you think of Calipari's point guards, big-bodied slashers like Derrick Rose, John Wall and Andrew Harrison are the first ones to come to mind. Ulis is a whole different ball of wax, and it will be fun to watch him play next season.
If for no other reason, it will be hilarious to see him in the same huddle with behemoths like Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl Towns Jr.