The college basketball recruiting class of 2012 is wrapping up its process, and the players are preparing for the challenges of being freshmen during the 2012-13 college basketball season. Of the hundreds of incoming freshmen, these are the top 50 that will be playing college ball next season.
From the battle for the No. 1 spot between Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel to the cut-off on this list, all 50 players will have a big impact next season, as freshmen continue to play bigger roles for Top 25 teams.
While it was incredibly difficult to narrow this list to 50—I had to leave off quite a few great players—these are the top 50 recruits in the Class of 2012.