PG Javan Felix (Freshman)
SG DeMarcus Holland (Freshman)
C Prince Ibeh (Freshman)
PF Connor Lammert (Freshman)
SF Ionnis Papapetrou (Freshman)
C Cameron Ridley (Freshman)
Not only is Rick Barnes bringing in quantity (all six true freshmen could conceivably make an impact this season), he's bring in plenty of quality (four are ranked in ESPN's Top 100).
Fort Bend native Cameron Ridley is the headliner, and it's not really hard to see why. The 6'9", 270-pound monster is not only a true center that will serve as a load to handle on the interior, but he adds a unique blend of energy and athleticism.
The man likely backing him up, Prince Ibeh, will bring some vesatility. At 6'10", 245 pounds, he has less bulky size than Ridley, but he's longer, runs the floor better, hits more mid-range jumpers and blocks a lot (read: A LOT) more shots.
Essentially, he's Serge Ibaka to Ridley's DeMarcus Cousins (that has nothing to do with personality, just style of play. Don't worry). The young center duo brings an important contrast of styles.
Next up is Javan Felix. With Myck Kabongo's eligibility in question, it looks like the 10th-ranked incoming point guard will start for the Longhorns right off the bat.
He doesn't have elite size, but the New Orleans native, who is drawing comparisons to fellow New Orleanean D.J. Augstin, is a true point guard with a high basketball IQ. He's the type of player who can start from Day 1 and not set your program back.
He doesn't have as much pure talent as Kabongo, but he'll keep the fort warm until the sophomore returns.
Lammert is a stretch power forward. Papapetrou, in addition to having one of the greatest names ever (pronounced pa-pa-PEH-troo), is a unique point-forward who could conceivably log time handling the ball without Kabongo. Holland is a combo-guard. He doesn't have great size (6'2", 170 pounds), but he has a scorer's mentality and can also fill in as a ball-handler.