BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - How much will Kentucky miss the scoring Ramel Bradley and Joe Crawford provided last year?
That's a question several Southeastern Conference players pondered here Wednesday during the SEC media days.
"Crawford and Bradley were both very good players. They were great defenders as well as good scorers. Plus, they were good guys. You could tell everybody on that team really liked them and respected them," said Alabama's Alonzo Gee.
"They were very competitive guys that will be hard to replace. Just playing against them, they both did a lot of things to help a team win. I think it is pretty tough in this league to replace players like that. But in this league, you have to do that."
South Carolina's Devan Downey, the SEC's top returning point guard, thinks the Wildcats will miss both players more than many UK fans might realize.