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What does Karter Knox committing to Kentucky mean for the Wildcats?

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Karter Knox is a five-star wing who chose the Kentucky Wildcats over Louisville, USF, and Overtime Elite. This was one of those surprise commits, as it seemed for a week like Knox would choose to play for Louisville or Overtime Elite. 

Coach Calipari seemed to swoop in and land the talented five-star right from under Kenny Payne. It's a story as old as time. If John Calipari wants a player, he is going to get him.

 Knox is the younger brother of former Kentucky star Kevin Knox, which likely helped Coach Cal in this recruitment but also helped former Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne.

 Knox was the topic on the most recent version of the Wildcats Today Podcast as Andrew Stefaniak and Carson Nash broke down Knox as a player and the rest of Kentucky's 2024 recruiting class. 

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Here are our projections for Kentucky's time in Nashville

Thanks to Kentucky's big win over the Tennessee Volunteers, the Wildcats were able to lock down the #2 seed in the SEC Tournament.

This means the Wildcats will play the winner of #7 seed Texas A&M and #10 seed Ole Miss.

These two teams just played, and the Aggies of Texas A&M won this game 86-60 in Oxford, shooting 50% from the field and 50% from deep.

Kentucky will likely play Texas A&M, and the Wildcats lost to the Aggies in College Station earlier this year in overtime.

Both teams are playing well, but Kentucky should get this win and move to the semi-finals. If Kentucky is able to do this, they will likely play the winner of #6 Florida and #3 Alabama. For the Gators to play the Crimson Tide, they would have to beat the winner of the Missouri/Georgia game, which won't be too tough of an ask.

Florida and Alabama will be an interesting game as the Gators had been playing good basketball, but they lost to Vanderbilt on Saturday. Alabama is also not playing their best ball, so this could be anyone's game. Florida beat Alabama in Gainesville, and the Crimson Tide beat the Gators in Tuscaloosa. I feel like Alabama wins this game, but it could go either way.

Kentucky stomped Alabama in Rupp Arena and split with Florida on the season. I feel like the Wildcats will win their semifinal matchup game and make it to the SEC Championship.

I would much rather play Alabama or Florida in the semis than Auburn or Tennessee which is why Kentucky getting the two seed was so crucial.

If Kentucky is able to make the finals, they will likely face the Tennessee Volunteers or the Auburn Tigers. The Wildcats are 2-1 in matchups with these teams, but Auburn and Tennessee are both great teams.

I would rather play Auburn than Tennessee, but if Kentucky makes it to the SEC Championship game, they can beat either of these teams.

Kentucky is playing excellent basketball right now, and players like Justin Edwards and DJ Wagner playing well could help this team make a run in the SEC Tournament and then the NCAA Tournament.