Every year, we see NCAA basketball players come out and impress teammates, coaches and fans. These are players that are primed for an increase in playing time and production. Not all of these athletes will take advantage of this opportunity, but they all are poised to do so.
Last season, the most notable "breakout star" was Thomas Robinson at Kansas. Some might have foreseen he would be a valuable part of the Kansas roster, but no one expected him to lead the Jayhawks to the national championship game.
Freshmen can break out as well. We all know guys like Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers, guys that received national attention from day one. But Moe Harkless, a player that wasn't as highly touted coming out of high school, burst onto the scene and is now a potential first round draft pick.
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Rankings are from ESPN's revised top 25.