The freshman class of 2011 has proven to be an extremely productive group of youngsters. They entered the college game with plenty of hoopla, and they are exceeding expectations as the game of basketball's next group of stars.
Through early January, many of them are littered among starting lineups for ranked teams across the country. Not only are they a staple in the starting lineups, but many of them serve as leaders, both statistically and mentally.
Some names on the list are expected, such as Andre Drummond and Anthony Davis. However, if you look closer, you will find that there are quite a few surprises on this list as well.
Here are the 26 best freshman so far this college basketball season...