In the fast-changing environment of college basketball, one superstar freshman can turn an also-ran into a Final Four contender. The incoming 2013 recruiting class has plenty of potential difference-makers, but which ones will shine the brightest next season?
One arriving freshman who looks ready to dominate is Kentucky-bound guard Aaron Harrison. The shooting guard half of the Harrison twins has the shooting touch to score over a defense and the toughness to slice through it and get to the rim.
Herein, a closer look at the Wildcats’ new 2-guard and the rest of the 25 most impressive freshman joining next season’s rosters. In addition to evaluating the future stars for on-court skill and raw athletic ability, these rankings favor players who will have a chance to make an immediate impact over those who will be scrambling for minutes in the early going.