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Wednesday, August 1
Team preview: Kentucky Wildcats

Returning Leaders
Points: Bogans 17.0 ppg
Rebounds: Prince 6.5 rpg
Assists: Prince 2.9 apg
FG %: Estill 60.3%
3pt %: Fitch 40.8%
FT %: Prince 84.3%

00-01 Stats:
Kentucky | SEC

The lowdown
2000-01 record: 24-10; 12-4 in SEC (t1st in East)
Final Ranking: No. 8 ESPN/USA Today; No. 9 AP
Postseason: Lost to USC 80-76 in third round of NCAA Tournament.

Three Questions for 2001-02
1. Will Gerald Fitch, Cliff Hawkins and J.P. Blevins be a better answer than Saul Smith at the point? Which one will be the most consistent?

2. Can Jason Parker return in time to make a difference inside? Is he needed?

3. Will Jules Camara be a more experienced player when he returns to the court? Will he be a better scorer? Best case scenario

Andy Katz's Scenarios
Best case: Kentucky has everything in place to make a run for the national title. The key could come down to how Keith Bogans, Tayshaun Prince, Marvin Stone, Marquis Estill, Jules Camara, Cliff Hawkins and Rashaad Carruth all mesh. If they do then this team will be lethal.

Worst case: The Wildcats get knocked out of the Elite Eight or Sweet 16. This team is destined for a good season.

Key Players Returning
Player Yr. Pos. Ht./Wt. Comment
Keith Bogans Jr. G 6-5/205 PTS: 17.0 | REB: 4.6 | AST: 2.4
Tayshaun Prince Sr. F 6-9/215 PTS: 16.9 | REB: 6.5 | AST: 2.9
Jason Parker So. C/F 6-8/253 PTS: 8.6 | REB: 4.7 | AST: 0.6
Marquis Estill Jr. F 6-9/240 PTS: 7.2 | REB: 3.8 | AST: 0.6
Gerald Fitch So. G 6-3/188 PTS: 6.8 | REB: 4.4 | AST: 1.9
Marvin Stone Jr. C/F 6-10/253 PTS: 6.0 | REB: 4.6 | AST: 0.6

Key Losses
Player Pos. Ht./Wt. Comment
Saul Smith G 6-2/175 PTS: 6.8 | REB: 2.1 | AST: 3.8

Kentucky Signings
Player Pos. Ht. High School/College
Adam Chiles G 6-1 Louisville, Ky./Ballard H.S.
Josh Carrier G 6-3 Bowling Green, Ky./Bowling Green H.S.
Rashaad Carruth G 6-3 College Park, Ga./Oak Hill Academy
Chuck Hayes F 6-7 Modesto, Calif./Modesto Christian

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