The Josh Selby-Harrison Barnes line

Updated: January 11, 2011, 1:02 PM ET
By Fran Fraschilla

One thing that stuck with me my entire coaching career was the phrase, "The truth is on the court." This particularly hits home with me when it comes to the expectations we put on the nation's top freshmen every season. No amount of press clippings, recruiting rankings or hot air blown could take the place of what we see once a top young player takes the court.

Every one of the top players in the recruiting class of 2010 has found themselves in different situations regarding their roles on their respective teams; some have embraced being their team's "go-to guy" and some have struggled with it. Some of them have adapted well to filling a secondary role and others haven't.

Now that we are about halfway through the season and starting conference play, we take a look at some of the country's top freshmen and see how they have struggled or succeeded to meet or exceed expectations:

In the NBA Draft Blog on Wednesday, we'll look at the pro prospects for these guys.

Josh Selby, Kansas Jayhawks

Ironically, because Selby had to watch from the sideline as the Jayhawks won their first nine games, it has made it easier for him to step into the lineup. And, so far, he has not disappointed.