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By LARRY VAUGHT
ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg, a former college head coach, took a bit of a different approach to preseason rankings by rating the nation’s teams with the best perimeter games. Rather than just rank backcourts, he included a team’s third guard or small foward in his ratings.
And guess who he has No. 1? Kentucky, thanks in large part to the expected contributions of sophomore small forward Alex Poythress. He had Duke second with Louisville third and Kansas fourth. Arizona is No. 5.
Greenberg’s rankings even made coachcal.com. Here’s the excerpt it had on UK’s perimeter game:
“John Calipari will once again have an elite backcourt. The combination of freshmen Andrew and Aaron Harrison along with James Young and sophomore Alex Poythress makes the Wildcats’ perimeter exceptional. This season’s Kentucky backcourt will be big, athletic and physically mature.
Andrew Harrison has the size and strength to play through contact as well as create for his teammates. Aaron Harrison is a capable shooter, though he must let the game come to him. Young is a rangy, big-time shooter who will excel in the dribble drive. Poythress is a hybrid slashing wing who has improved his shot-making since arriving in Lexington. He shot 58 percent from the field and 42 percent from 3-point range last season.”