To say there's a decent amount of buzz surrounding the Kentucky men's basketball program in 2014-15 is a massive understatement. After making a run to the national title game last season, the majority of Kentucky's rotation players decided to return, in an attempt to finish what may seem like unfinished business.
Coupled with the fact that Kentucky head coach John Calipari is bringing in another star-studded recruiting class, optimism is high for the Wildcats in 2014-15. Expected to be ranked No. 1 in the first preseason poll, Big Blue Nation will have to fight the urge to make bold proclamations the way it did last season.
However, there are more reasons to be optimistic if you're a Kentucky fan heading into the 2014-15 season than just an expected preseason No. 1 ranking. This slideshow will take a look at the biggest reasons to have high hopes as the Wildcats head into the 2014-15 season.