Few sports feature as much turnover among the top players as college basketball, and not many fans will have had the opportunity to see all of the new stars who will dominate the headlines in 2013-14. For anyone who hasn’t yet encountered a particular college player, one of the easiest ways to explain his style is to find a pro with a similar game.
Arizona State’s Jahii Carson, for instance, played well below the radar last year on a team that barely topped .500. Those who haven’t seen the Sun Devils star, though, will probably be more familiar with Nuggets standout Ty Lawson, who features similar size and speed.
Read on for more on Carson and the rest of the 20 most exciting players in the college ranks for next season, along with an NBA counterpart for each.