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On today's episode of Locked On Kentucky, Lance Dawe takes a look at the current state of UK basketball. It's nowhere near as bad as some people might think.
The Wildcats sustained a thee-year stretch without any postseason success due to cancellation, a historic down year, and an upset. Lance explains why Kentucky fans need to leave those seasons in the past and focus on the present.
This year's roster is promising. Oscar Tshiebwe is back, and his supporting cast looks very solid. There are several guys who are on the verge of breakout years, and a handful of players that are capable of filling their role, being the cog in the machine that should challenge the SEC for the top spot this season.
Looking ahead to the future, Kentucky is doing very well on the recruiting trail. They've already landed two five-star guards in Robert Dillingham and Reed Sheppard for 2023, and they're warm with guys like Aaron Bradshaw and DJ Wagner. The Wildcats are doing what they can to set up the future years well.
The SEC basketball home and away games have been announced. Lance breaks down Kentuckys opponents and explains why he believes the Wildcats should have a pretty good go both at home and on the road. 15-3 or 14-4 is definitely on the table.
Finally, Kentucky football brought in two new additions to their backfield. Former four-star linebacker/running back Dee Beckwith is a monster of a human being that should get serious touches early in the season if Chris Rodriguez is suspended. Sam Houston State transfer Ramon Jefferson ran for over a thousand yards with SHSU last season, earning FCS All-American honors. This backfield is crazy deep.
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