Freshmen have become the perennial headliners of college basketball, with the best carrying national-title contenders on their backs. This year’s class entered with extravagant hype, but the early returns are showing that these first-year standouts have the game to back up their press clippings.
One of the most impressive has been Aaron Gordon, Arizona’s hard-dunking forward. The Wildcats have one of the best and deepest frontcourts in the country, and Gordon has been the standout amongst the Arizona big men in 2013-14.
Read on for more on Arizona's main man and the rest of the top 20 freshmen in the country so far, with an eye toward picking the best of the best as the season revs up.