#3 Kentucky Wildcats: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The Kentucky Wildcats survived a nail biter Friday evening in their season opener versus Maryland.  Once again John Calipari crushed it on the recruiting trail bringing in a talented freshman class to hopefully replace the five players from last year’s National Championship team that were selected in the NBA Draft.  UK has a huge test tonight against an experience Duke squad.

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Kentucky Wildcats Land Top Shooting Guard Archie Goodwin

The Kentucky Wildcats have owned the top ranked recruiting class in the nation the past three years. College basketball royalty, they’re off to a good start already in the 2012 recruiting cycle. It started with NC State transfer Ryan Harrow, a point guard. Now UK has an elite shooting guard to pair with in the backcourt: Archie Goodwin of Sylvan Hills (AR) committed this week.

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