Last year I came to this UK board and posted that I liked UF over UK at every position. That is I said that I liked PG: Wilbekin and Hill over whichever Harrison UK imagines is a PG and Hawkins SG: Frazier and Graham over the other Harrison and J. Young SF: Finney-Smith and Prather over Poythress and Lee PF: C.Walker and Yeguete over Randle and Willis C: P.Young and Harris over Cauley-Stein and Johnson As it turns out UK played three guards, Harris never made it to the court for UF and C.Walker was delayed and did not play much moving Finney-Smith to the PF. Prather played so well making Finney-Smith available more for front court minutes. I took a lot of heat from the UK fans here, both overt and covert. They particularly imagined I was an idiot for saying Wilbekin would clearly be better than whichever Harrison UK imagined was a PG who was of course one of the top PGs in basketball history. I remain pretty happy with my evaluations from a year ago. The only case that could be made is Randle/Poythress over what became Finney-Smith/Yeguete and that is not completely clear cut to me, though I am sure it is to all you UK fans. So after some thought, I think I like UF better than UK at every position again this season. PG: Hill and Chiozza over Harrison and Ullis Hill is an experienced PG. Whichever Harrison this year is imagined a PG will be an experienced SG. Chiozza is a slightly bigger version of Ullis. So this one is a no brainer to me. SG: Frazier and Carter over Harrison and Booker Frazier is a proven shooter at a higher level than any of the UK SG prospects. A healthy Carter is proven NCAA scorer. Whichever Harrison is I guess a bit experienced by has not shown to be a top level college shooter like Frazier. Booker who might be the third starting guard, is unproven at this level. If Carter can not get back to form, then D.Walker is proven here some. Throw in Graham and Francis and UF is likely to come up with a solid backup here. This is another easy choice. SF: Finney-Smith and D. Walker over Poythress and Lyles Finney-Smith is a proven college player as is Poythress. Finney-Smith out rebounded and out scored Poythress a year ago. D.Walker is a proven college player Lyles is a true frosh and maybe a 4 who will be stuck in a logjam there and Booker if he ends up playing here is another Frosh unknown. [BTW, how much must Poythress regret not picking Vandy or UF rather than being recruited over year after year at UK?] Another easy pick to me. PF: C.Walker and Robinson over Towns and Lee Some would put Robinson at SF and Finney-Smith here, but I will go this way. C.Walker is experienced and is likely to be at a minimum a 10/6 guy for UF this year. Lee showed some flashes in the NCAA tourney, but is no more proven than C.Walker. Robinson is a highly rated recruit. This is a solid choice, though when a true frosh like Towns is involved, you never know how they will develop. C: Horford and Murphy over Johnson and Cauley-Stein I guess I sort of put the potential stars at PF and the more journey men here. Horford is a proven solid rebounder with similar rebounding and scoring percentages to Cauley-Stein.. Murphy was highly recruited but played little at Duke while Johnson was highly recruited and played a bit more as a frosh at UK. Center is probably the position I would say my call is the closest. Last year UK fans stalked me even on other UK boards like Rupp’s Rafters after my post demanding that I say UF would sweep UK. [My crime was of course liking my team better than their team, shame on me.] I would never make that predictions as things change [as they did last year] and the better team does not always win on the road. As everyone knows, UF in fact beat UK 3 times last year. It will be interesting to see how it plays out this season, but I again this year like UF at all 5 positions compared to UK.