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Who Is Our Starting 5?

Here is the 2018-2019 UK Men’s Basketball roster. With enough loaded talent to hear the word “Platooning” being thrown around, who would you pick as your starting line-up. Scroll to the bottom to see what I have put together.

Incoming players
G- Ashton Hagans
G- Immanuel Quickley
G- Tyler Herro
F- Keldon Johnson
F- E.J. Montgomery
F- Reid Travis

Returning Players
G- Quade Green
C- Nick Richards
G- Jemarl Baker
F- P.J. Washington
F- Zan Payne (Walk-on)
G- Brad Calipari (Walk-on)
G- Jonny David (Walk-on)

Ashton Hagans will win the spot. Quade Green will challenge Quickley for the back up minutes. In the end, I think Green provides valuable minutes from bench as a 1 or 2.

Tyler Herro is a laser shooter. Jemarl Baker will contribute off the bench behind him, also with Quade giving some minutes as a 2.

Keldon Johnson is long and athletic. He will be the best defender on the team, and Cal loves defense. He is a 3 but i think he will be used as 2 in certain line ups as well. He is listed at 6’6″ and 210lbs.

Reid Travis was a stand out player at Stanford. He will start with Montgomery and Richards backing up the 4 and 5 spots.

P.J. Washington is returning for his Sophomore year. He will give his usual mean mug after every dunk or block.

Nick Richards will need to step his game up to earn his minutes, or we may see UK go with a smaller line up when P.J. is resting.

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