The Louisville Cardinals capped off an extraordinary 2012-13 college basketball season by winning their third national championship in school history. In doing so they defeated the Michigan Wolverines, who saw their star point guard Trey Burke become the consensus National Player of the Year.
It was a season full of great moments with even greater players showcasing their skills. But last year is in the books and it's time to look ahead to the 2013-14 season.
Next season is likely to be dominated by a spectacular incoming freshman class led by Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins and Duke forward Jabari Parker. And not to mention the phenomenal eight-man Kentucky recruiting class, which is quickly regarding itself as the greatest class in NCAA basketball history.
The abundance of incoming talent will blend together with many of the stars from a season ago to create a memorable year in the overall landscape of the 2013-14 season.
With returning stars Russ Smith, Doug McDermott, Marcus Smart and Mitch McGary passing up NBA aspirations, all four are likely unanimous preseason All-American choices, along with a host of upperclassmen and newcomers.
Every player in Division I college basketball plays to prove their greatness to their team, themselves and the rest of the country.
However, only 15 players at the most will receive the honor of being chosen as an NCAA basketball All-American.
Here is a look at the 10 players who are projected to excel next season but are currently flying under the radar as a sleeper to land as a first-, second- or third-team All-American.