Podcast: Can a super-young Kentucky team be consistently great next season?

What is Hamidou Diallo going to do? Where will he be picked if he stays in the NBA Draft? How good will Kentucky be next season -- with or without him?

Matt Norlander and I tried to answer those questions at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. For what it's worth, we both think Diallo will be a first-round pick if he remains in the draft and believe Kentucky should be a preseason top-10 team regardless of Diallo's decision. But, man, history shows it's hard to be consistently great when a team is as young as the Wildcats will be next season. We discussed that and explained why.

After that, we talked about Valpo's move to the MVC. It's bad for the Horizon League, clearly. But is it bad for Horizon League coaches? I argued that it isn't. And then we closed on DePaul hiring a high school coach and securing a commitment from a four-star prospect who played for that high school coach -- all within a week. I explained why I have no problem with it and wondered why mid-major programs don't try this kind of thing because, at that level, I think, you'd get more bang for your buck.

(I wrote a column on that subject earlier this week. You can read that here.)

Somehow, at the end of this podcast, we started talking about television shows we're currently watching -- among them "Better Call Saul." And I asked Norlander if I should finally try to get caught up on "Game of Thrones."

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