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Calipari says 3 freshmen could start

New Kentucky coach John Calipari says
the Wildcats could open his first season with three freshman
starters.
That doesn't mean he's downplaying the high expectations. Those
three came from the nation's top recruiting class and include the
biggest prize in point guard John Wall.
Calipari said Thursday at Southeastern Conference media days
that Wall is ahead of former Memphis and current NBA players Tyreke
Evans and Derrick Rose at this stage.
The Wildcats also have preseason SEC player of the year Patrick
Patterson. Describing the reception that Calipari has received in
his new state, Patterson said: "He's God in Kentucky."
Calipari predicted the SEC would have seven or eight NCAA
tournament teams a year after only LSU, Mississippi State and
Tennessee made it. Combined they won only one game.


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