The 7 Greatest Diaper Dandies in College Basketball History

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The 7 Greatest Diaper Dandies in College Basketball History
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Ever since ESPN personality Dick Vitale began his broadcasting career in 1979, the college basketball world has been treated to an inventive vocabulary that spices up each and every season.

Perhaps the best of Dickie V's terminology is "Diaper Dandy," used to reference the outstanding freshmen that captivate college basketball fans in their very first seasons playing at the NCAA level.

The Diaper Dandy crop has become increasingly abundant in recent years after the NBA's 2005 collective bargaining agreement imposed the stipulation that, starting with the 2006 draft, all players must be at least one year removed from high school. 

Here is a look at the seven best Diaper Dandies to play the game since the 1979-80 season, when Dickie V began a career that has enriched college basketball for us to this day. These impossibly exclusive rankings are based on a combination of the players' individual performances and accolades during their freshmen seasons and, even more importantly, the success that their teams achieved during that year. 

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