This year’s edition of the Athlon Sports college basketball preseason magazine arrived at Next Cats headquarters last week, and there’s (naturally) quite a bit of Kentucky-related info inside.
Sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe graces one of 12 regional covers of the magazine, but many of the Wildcats mentioned within are from John Calipari’s latest No. 1 recruiting class.
Bam Adebayo, De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk are all listed among 17 “impact freshman” nationally, while Adebayo is one of five newcomers on the first-team All-Freshman squad. (Fox is on the second team).
There’s a list of superlatives — open to all classes — that includes Fox (floor leaders), Monk (scorers) and Adebayo (post-men) all among the top 10 in the country. Adebayo is also listed as the Southeastern Conference newcomer of the year and, along with Fox, a first-team All-SEC selection.