At the beginning of the season there was a lot of talk surrounding the freshmen, many picking multiple newcomers to headline both the All-American teams and Player of the Year award. While some have been able to leave their mark on the season so far, it’s been the those with more than one year of experience playing at a higher level. Experience means something, who would’ve thought.
The Hoops Habit preseason All-American teams can be found here. Some of these players have proven that they belong in the discussion for National Player of the Year while others have been dealing with injuries and uninspired play. This is the time of the year where the men separate themselves from the boys, where hype means absolutely nothing and results are the highest order of business in college basketball.
Unlike the preseason All-American teams, freshmen were considered for the College Basketball Player of the Year Rankings. Now the question remains, how many have made a big enough impact to warrant a ranking?