Four weeks into the NCAA basketball season, there are plenty of players around the Division I landscape putting up gaudy stats. Many of those are going to crash back to earth when conference play begins and they aren’t facing Podunk State every night, but some will be able to sustain their high level of play for the long haul.
One star in the latter category is UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett. Not only can he match the country’s top power forwards for athleticism and skill, but the opposition he’ll face in this year’s Mountain West Conference won’t be able to keep up with him on either front.
Read on for more on Bennett's fast start and the rest of the most impressive early-season performances that will turn out to be anything but flukes. We'll count down the 10 best, ranked according to how impressive they're looking now as well as how good their chances are to stay in a zone all season long.