The Indiana Hoosiers lost four starters from last year's squad that advanced to the Sweet 16. Point guard Yogi Ferrell is the only returning starter, and he will take on a greater role—offensively and as a leader.
Senior forward Will Sheehey will likely start for IU, and Arizona State transfer Evan Gordon should be a regular in the rotation as well. Head coach Tom Crean and Indiana fans know what kind of production those three players will have this year based on past seasons.
However, it remains to be seen what the other Hoosiers will contribute in 2013-14 season.
Jeremy Hollowell, Austin Etherington, Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin played fewer than 10 minutes per game last season. They could be the next players in line to fill the void left by the seven men who left in the offseason.
The six freshmen are question marks for IU as well. Noah Vonleh and Luke Fischer could be immediate starters and major contributors like Ferrell was last season and Cody Zeller in 2011-12. The other four could be one of the first players off the bench, or they could struggle to play significant minutes during conference play.
Since the freshmen are new to the college game, they are not included in this list of Hoosiers who could have a breakout season.
Continue reading to find out which Hoosiers could have a breakout season in the 2013-14 season.