Sunday, May 20, 2012

Kentucky, Louisville Relying on Transfers in 2012-13


Kentucky and Louisville will have some of the top incoming transfers in college basketball in 2012-13.

SI.com ranks Louisville's Luke Hancock and Kentucky's incoming duo of Ryan Harrow and Julius Mays as three of the top 10 transfers in the nation for next season.

Here is an excerpt:

Luke Hancock, Louisville

The former George Mason standout excelled in practices last year with the Cardinals and will add some badly needed offensive potency to the backcourt of what should be a top-five team in the preseason poll. The Cards just will have to make sure Hancock can get healthy (shoulder issue) and doesn't get food poisoning before their 2013 NCAA tournament games.

Ryan Harrow and Julius Mays, Kentucky

Once again, the Wildcats reeled in a massive freshman class, headlined by defensive force Nerlens Noel, but the ultimate success of the Cats in John Calipari's dribble drive attack may depend on Harrow (N.C. State) and Mays (Wright State) providing lead guard competence and a welcome dose of shooting. In last season's media guide, Calipari said of Harrow: "Ryan should be in the best position of any point guard I have ever coached because he's got a year to be tutored without the pressure of having to play." If that's true, the Cats have a legit chance to repeat as national champs.

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