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Link: Katz on transfers, potential starters in 3-point shot blog

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It's a pretty safe bet that there will be a mention of Kentucky when Andy Katz posts his "3-point shot" early each morning on ESPN's College Basketball Nation Blog. Tuesday was an example, as Katz recently spoke to UK head coach John Calipari about a number of topics.

The first was senior guard Julius Mays:

Kentucky doesn't have a traditional upperclassmen who will be a legitimate rotation player. But that's fine. Kentucky coach John Calipari said Wright State senior transfer Julius Mays will fill that void. Mays played one season at Wright State (14.1ppg, 2.5 apg and 42.4 percent on 3s) after transferring from NC State. Calipari attended a Monday workout of the Wildcats and remarked about Mays' shooting and overall experience.

Katz goes on to write more about Mays, as well as fellow transfer Ryan Harrow. In speaking to Katz, Coach Cal didn't rule out the possibility of both Mays and Harrow coming off the bench. It's a little hard for me to imagine the two players who have the most point guard experience not starting, but now is the time for experimentation:

He said he fully expects at least two freshmen -- guard Archie Goodwin and forward Alex Poythress -- to start. The question is does he start both freshmen centers -- Nerlens Noel and/or Willie Cauley -- if he wants to go big? I would be stunned if Noel isn't in the starting lineup. The question will be Cauley. Kyle Wiltjer, Mays and Harrow will be in the rotation and likely at times starters during the long season.

We're still over two months removed from Big Blue Madness, but that doesn't mean there won't be speculation about next season in the interim.

Link: Katz on transfers, potential starters in 3-point shot blog

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