There are plenty of freshmen scoring in double-digits and playing integral roles for their teams. Instead of tracking down those guys, we culled through the NCAA lists of best scorers, rebounders, shot blockers, steals, assists and 3-point shooters.
The college basketball world is about to be inundated with preseason rankings, awards and inflated expectations. It's the business of the sport, and consuming all the information is part of the allure of the early season for fans.
Kentucky head coach John Calipari officially announced the signing of the nation's No. 1 recruit on Thursday. 6-foot-10 Nerlens Noel (Everett, Mass./The Tilton School) signed his letter of intent with the Wildcats, giving Calipari his fourth straight top-ranked recruiting class.
CHICAGO - Think of the McDonald's game not as a final exam but the next closest thing. The score will be kept but it's not the be all, end all for the players. For starters, not everyone is an "all-star" in this setting.