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By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky has already signed small forward Alex Poythress, but ESPN national recruiting director Paul Biancardi says that does not mean UK coach John Calipari could not find a spot for small forward Devonta Pollard
Pollard can drive or shoot with range and his defensive abilities include terrific shot blocking because of his length and timing.
â€œEvery coach has different philosophies, but I believe two point guards can play together,â€ Biancardi said. â€œTwo players playing the same position can play together easily as long as one has a different element to his game. They can have a lot of similarities and co-exist if they have different elements to their play.
â€œLook at Calipariâ€™s system. They switch every screen. The versatility him and Poythress both have would make using them together not a big factor. Pollard is not as thick and strong as Poythress. They both love to attack in transition. Poythress is stronger, but they could easily play together.
â€œPollard is like a pogo stick. He has uncanny timing to block shots. He finishes around the rim well like Poythress. Both can handle the ball. Poythress can shoot a 3 where I think Pollard needs to solidify his jump shot a little bit more. But I think they could easily play on the same team, especially with the way Calipari runs his system and adapts to what a player does best.â€