I have no doubt that these six players are fantastic athletes and will eventually become outstanding contributors to their respective teams. However, I'm concerned about whether they'll get the necessary playing time to make an immediate impact.
Tyus Jones, PG, Duke: If Quinn Cook forgoes his senior season to enter the NBA draft, then feel free to vault Jones into the top five on this list. However, if Cook stays (which he should), it's tough to see Jones getting more than 15 minutes per game next season.
Joel Berry, PG, North Carolina: Lather, rinse, repeat what was just said about Jones, but replace "Quinn Cook" with "Marcus Paige." It's possible the Tar Heels move Paige to shooting guard to pave the way for Berry, but we'll see.
Justise Winslow, SF, Duke: Similar story as Cook and Berry, but with different players involved. Jabari Parker will very likely leave for the NBA (or a Mormon mission), but if Rodney Hood stays for another year, that's a lot of minutes and shots for forwards that aren't being handed to Winslow.
Theo Pinson, SF, North Carolina: UNC signed two of the top three small forwards in this year's recruiting class. Justin Jackson is arguably better than Pinson, and thus more likely to win the starting job.
(This seems like a good time to point out that these omissions are in no way a reflection of my rooting interest for Duke or North Carolina. Both teams have top-five recruiting classes and a ton of 5-star recruits. Both teams were bound to have a few big names miss the cut. Heck, Grayson Allen even got snubbed from the snubs list, and he could be the next J.J. Redick.)
Karl Towns Jr, C, Kentucky: With Willie Cauley-Stein and Dakari Johnson already on Kentucky's roster and Trey Lyles on the way, Towns would have to be extra extra special in order to shine.
Rashad Vaughn, SG, Undecided: Until we know where he's going, it's too difficult to rank him. North Carolina is one of the seven teams left on his list, though, and the Tar Heels could really use a shooting guard.