- Mississippi State Bulldogs - January 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM EST - Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Miss. - ESPN
Kentucky may feature one of the most inexperienced backcourts in the country next season, but according to ESPN’s Seth Greenberg, it will also feature America’s best.
Greenberg, the former Virginia Tech head coach, ranked the 10 best backcourts in the country, headlined by John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats.
Here’s what Greenberg had to say:
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.
Greenberg’s backcourt rankings
6. Michigan State
7. Oklahoma State
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