Official 2013-14 roster released

Minus the official weights and heights of the players (which will be updated at a later time), the 2013-14 Kentucky basketball roster was officially posted on Wednesday with the start of fall classes at the University of Kentucky.

A couple of notes from the roster:

  • This is biggest team John Calipari has had at Kentucky in terms of the roster size. With scholarship and walk-on players combined, there are a total of 16 guys on this year’s team.
  • You may notice an odd position listing — at least for a Coach Cal team — under Dakari Johnson. Yes, that says “center.” You know, those big guys in the middle that eat up space. Coach Cal has rarely listed his front-court players as centers — most often times the big guys want to be known as forward — but Johnson has embraced his role as a center and wants to be listed as one.
  • There is one number change from last season. Jarrod Polson, who wore No. 5 in his first three seasons at UK, will wear No. 3 this year. Freshman guard Andrew Harrison will don No. 5 in 2013-14.
  • Six Kentucky natives makes up this year’s roster, the most Kentucky natives since the 20008-09 roster.
  • To see which numbers former Cats wore, check out the all-time Kentucky jersey numbers compiled by John Scott’s Kentucky basketball stats website.
No Name Position Class Hometown (last school)
00 Marcus Lee Forward Freshman Antioch, Calif. (Deer Valley)
1 James Young Guard Freshman Rochester Hills, Mich. (Rochester)
2 Aaron Harrison Guard Freshman Fort Bend, Texas (Travis)
3 Jarrod Polson Guard Senior Nicholasville, Ky. (West Jessamine)
4 Jon Hood Guard Senior Madisonville, Ky. (North Hopkins)
5 Andrew Harrison Guard Freshman Fort Bend, Texas (Travis)
13 Sam Malone Guard Junior Scituate, Mass. (Scituate)
15 Willie Cauley-Stein Forward Sophomore Olathe, Kan. (Northwest)
21 Tod Lanter Guard Junior Lexington, Ky. (Gulf Coast State CC)
22 Alex Poythress Forward Sophomore Clarksville, Tenn. (Northeast)
24 EJ Floreal Guard Freshman Lexington, Ky. (Dunbar)
25 Dominique Hawkins Guard Freshman Richmond, Ky. (Madison Central)
30 Julius Randle Forward Freshman Dallas, Texas (Prestonwood Christian)
32 Brian Long Guard Junior Dumont, N.J. (River Dell)
35 Derek Willis Forward Freshman Mt. Washington, Ky. (Bullitt East)
44 Dakari Johnson Center Freshman Brooklyn, N.Y. (Montverde Academy)