With letters of intent in the books for most of the biggest names in NCAA basketball recruiting, the nation’s top hoops prospects can look ahead and see what they’re up against next season.
The transition from high school to college ball is a major jump, and even the best seniors have reason to worry about what they’re facing as they become freshmen again.
Arkansas commit Bobby Portis is one of the best power forwards in a class loaded with them, and he’s a great fit in coach Mike Anderson’s up-tempo system. He’s also facing the daunting prospect of trying to win in the SEC without a functional backcourt supporting him, now that former Razorbacks star B.J. Young is off to the NBA.
Read on for more on Portis as well as the rest of the top potential pitfalls for each of the nation’s 22 5-star recruits (as ranked by ESPNU).