It’s getting to be reality check time in college basketball, as many freshmen have started to show their inexperience after scintillating starts. At the top of the first-year class, that’s helping to sort out which players belong among the elite and which are starting to fade into the background.
One who’s clearly ready for his close-up is LSU forward Jordan Mickey. While hyped classmate Jarell Martin has been hobbled by an injured ankle, Mickey has filled up stat sheets with his scoring and shot-blocking skills.
Read on for more on the Tigers' big man and where he fits among the 20 most impressive freshmen in the country at this early juncture of the season.