LEXINGTON, Ky. – As he collected the final spoils of a 38-1 season, accepting the Adolph Rupp Coach of the Year award on Thursday, Kentucky coach John Calipari turned his attention to the next challenge: trying to get back to the Final Four in 2016 despite losing seven underclassmen to the NBA. “It’s still an exciting time. We have three guys in the warm-up line right now and someone said they picked us No. 1 in the country,” he said. “We don’t even have a team, and we’re No. 1 in the country.” Of course, Calipari feeds that hype machine. While his latest recruiting class already features three top-50 players and the No. 1 overall prospect in 2015, he’s still in pursuit of as many as six elite high school recruits and one junior-college transfer.“Some guys have to talk to us, but I think we’re going to be fine,” Calipari said. “I think at the end of the day, it’s going to be crazy again.”Breaking down Kentucky basketball’s remaining 2015 recruits and chances the Cats land eachOne piece of good, if not unexpected news for the Wildcats: the coach has spoken to junior forward Alex Poythress and “I think he’s wanting to come back.” Poythress posted a tweet later Thursday that indicated he was in fact planning to return. Ready to be apart of something special next year! #BBN— Alex Poythress (@AlexTheGreat22) April 23, 2015The 6-foot-8 former McDonald’s All-American, who tore his ACL after 10 games last season, had been weighing whether to take a chance and put his name in the draft.In even better news for the Cats, despite the timing of Poythress’ injury, Calipari expects him to be available when the 2015-16 season starts. “He’ll be fine,” the coach said. “I’m so anxious to get him on the court, and I’m anxious to get Marcus Lee, because it’s their time now. This is their time.”Lee, a 6-foot-9 sophomore, and 5-9 freshman point guard Tyler Ulis – both also former McDonald’s All-Americans – will join Poythress to form a nucleus of veteran contributors. Calipari has already pegged Ulis as the leader of next year’s team, but Lee’s role figures to increase significantly after the high-flyer averaged just 10.9 minutes per game in 2014-15. “I’m so anxious for him and want this for him. It’s his time, and you know what? He knows it’s his time,” Calipari said. “I think what you’ll see is people are going to say, ‘Cal should have played him the last two years. What the heck was he thinking?’ But those guys in front of him were pretty good.” Dominique Hawkins, a 6-1 guard, and Derek Willis, a 6-9 forward, two former in-state stars who barely got off the bench as sophomores last season, also now have an opportunity for more playing time.“I would say both of them” are eager for that chance, Calipari said. “I’ve seen Derek in the gym on his own putting up shots.” Kentucky basketball signee Skal Labissiere finishes No. 1 on Rivals.com 2015 player rankingsThe coach wasn’t ready to discuss a replacement for assistant coach Barry “Slice” Rohrssen, who is now at St. John’s. That job posting was set to officially close at midnight Thursday. Calipari also didn’t elaborate much on recruiting.What are the biggest remaining needs as he finalizes the roster? The only two-time winner of the Rupp Cup smiled with his silver prize in front of him. “We’re good,” he said. “Just one or two more guys and we’ll be fine.” Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ.