Since the NBA stopped allowing high school players to jump straight to the NBA, college basketball has enjoyed the luxury of having the most explosive young athletes play in their ranks. Each year, freshmen such as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Derrick Rose, John Wall and Kevin Durant have brought excitement and fervor to the college game through their dynamic play and highlight-reel heroics.
This year is no different. The 2012-13 freshman class is filled with several high-flying playmakers with the potential to make jaw-dropping plays at any moment. Here is a video slideshow of five freshmen whose athleticism and electric performances will find their way onto your television screen this season.