Kentucky Wildcats podcast: Can UK basketball fans expect another superteam in 2018-19?


Basketball season is almost here, but is it already time to look ahead to next season? Kentucky basketball beat writer Kyle Tucker joined host Curtis Burch on the podcast Wednesday to talk about a potential superteam — not this season, but in 2018-19.

A few former 5-star prospects in Kentucky’s current batch of freshmen could be back next season instead of taking the one-and-done route. If that happens, John Calipari’s team in 2018-19 could be a veteran bunch by Kentucky’s standards. Pair a few 5-star sophomores with a 2018 signing class of Immanuel Quickley and potentially top-5 prospects Zion Williamson and Bol Bol, and Kentucky would be the clear-cut favorite.

But maybe this year’s Kentucky team, the youngest Calipari has ever coached, will surprise fans like the 2013-14 team did that made it all the way to the national title game despite losing 11 games.

Kentucky basketball will hold its annual media day on Thursday. Kyle will be there for updates and make sure you keep up with the podcast this week as we preview Big Blue Madness with former Wildcats.

Kentucky football beat writer Joe Mussatto also joined Curtis on the podcast Wednesday to talk football. And more specifically, what coach Mark Stoops said on his radio show Monday night. Stoops is frustrated by what he called negative coverage.

“It’s just so negative I just wanna go back to work so I don’t have to read or hear about it,” Stoops said. We’ll play more of Stoops’ comments on the podcast and recap key injury news he shared after practice Tuesday — most notably, the return of star linebacker Jordan Jones.

It’s a bye week for the football team, but barring any setbacks, Jones should play on Oct. 21 when Kentucky travels to Mississippi State.

Curtis and Joe take a break from sports at the end of the podcast to talk movies.

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