Big Ten Basketball: Top Freshmen in the Conference This Season

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Big Ten Basketball: Top Freshmen in the Conference This Season
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There is a reason that the popularity of news regarding recruiting has exploded the past few years. People want to see what the future holds for the basketball and football teams of their favorite schools.

For the hardwood class of 2012, the future is almost here. Basketball season is about a month away, and there will be plenty of new faces on the court this year.

Big Ten fans will recognize the familiar post moves of Cody Zeller and pesky defense of Aaron Craft, but what about those freshmen playing alongside them?

Here are eight of the top newcomers in the Big Ten conference for the 2012-13 season. I wanted to spread the love, so I capped individual teams off at two freshmen—otherwise Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana may have dominated the list.

Stars, scouting reports and general facts (height, weight, etc.) are courtesy of Fox Sports Next (previously Scout.com).

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