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Kentucky should be the deepest team in the country next season and might be the deepest team in decades at the college basketball level. There are realistically 12 players who could be seeing the floor for the Wildcats next season.
The obvious position battle is going to be in the crowded frontcourt. Calipari and staff are going to have to find a way to split minutes among Willie Cauley-Stein, Karl Towns, Trey Lyles, Marcus Lee and Dakari Johnson. Also in that mix could be Alex Poythress, who can play the small forward position but excels better at the power forward spot.
Don't be surprised to see Johnson continue to start at the center position like he did this previous year with Towns starting at the power forward spot. Towns is the most versatile of the big men due to his ability to stretch the defense by being a decent shooter from behind the arc. With that skill, expect him to be on the floor to let someone like Johnson work one-on-one in the paint.
While it was expected Aaron Harrison would be the starting shooting guard thanks in part to his play during March, ESPN's Eamonn Brennan says Devin Booker could challenge Harrison for that spot. Brennan talks about how Booker is a talented enough player to warrant starting if one of the Harrisons regress.
Another battle to watch would be toward the back end of the rotation. Can Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins crack into the rotation this year after playing sparingly as freshmen? I wouldn't be surprised if they are used the same way due to the depth this year, but it will be interesting if Calipari goes to Hawkins the way he played Jarrod Polson in the past.