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Kentucky's Calipari: Wildcats so deep this year it feels like 'I'm coaching 2 different teams'

  • Kentucky head coach John Calipari speaks to reporters during the team's NCAA college basketball media day, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Kentucky head coach John Calipari speaks to reporters during the team's NCAA college basketball media day, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kentucky head coach John Calipari speaks to reporters during the team's NCAA college basketball media day, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Kentucky head coach John Calipari speaks to reporters during the team's NCAA college basketball media day, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kentucky head coach John Calipari, right, speaks to reporters during the team's NCAA college basketball media day, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Kentucky head coach John Calipari, right, speaks to reporters during the team's NCAA college basketball media day, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)  (The Associated Press)

Kentucky's John Calipari says the Wildcats are so deep it feels like he is coaching two teams.

Besides returning six regulars from last year's NCAA runner-up squad, the Wildcats added four high school All-Americans and begin another season with expectations of another championship.

Their frontcourt returns 7-footers Willie Cauley-Stein and Dakari Johnson, along with forwards Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress.

Twin 6-6 guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison are back with their length, scoring and floor leadership in the backcourt. Add in recruits Karl-Anthony Towns (6-11), Trey Lyles (6-10), Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis, and the Wildcats could have a 12-player rotation.

With so much depth, Calipari vows to employ a platoon system to get the most out of players.

Calipari said during Thursday's media day, "I'm coaching two different teams."