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)|
2013 Coaches’ Clinic scheduled for Oct. 26