CBS just released their top 30 freshmen list. The list included three Wildcats ; Noel, Goodwin, and Poythress. Missing from the list, however, is Willie Cauley-Stein who arguably out shined Noel in the Blue White Game. I know that it is only a practice scrimmage, but WCS impressed the crowd with his performance. I think the nation is going to be shocked when they find out about Kentucky’s secret weapon Willie Cauley-Stein.
1. Nerlens Noel
6. Archie Goodwin
Although it was a down class for perimeter players, Goodwin might have been the best scoring guard in the class of 2012. He has tremendous athleticism and knows how to get to the rim on nearly any defender. Goodwin improved his outside shot as his high school career progressed, and he will be ready to make an impact in Lexington.
8. Alex Poythress
Poythress is a future lottery pick. He’s an ultra-talented combo forward who continues to work on his game and fine-tune his weaknesses. He started out as a rebounding power forward, and is now an inside-outside matchup nightmare. Poythress has a great motor and is very aggressive at both ends of the floor.