No matter how good an NCAA basketball recruit looks in high school, predicting how his freshman season will go is hopeless without knowing how he’ll fit in with his new college teammates. Even Glenn Robinson III, one of the most celebrated recruits in last year’s freshman class, had to adapt on the fly when undersized Michigan needed him to play out of position at power forward.
Similarly, 5-star PG Jordan McLaughlin might have wound up in a pass-first role if he'd joined a team that was loaded with scorers. Instead, he landed at USC, where Andy Enfield’s uptempo offense (and lack of established weapons) will let him be a full-fledged combo guard in the Shabazz Napier mold.
Herein, a closer look at McLaughlin and 19 more of the most promising 2014 recruits who have already committed, with an eye to what their future teams will be asking of them as freshmen.