As the spring showcases for high school seniors wind down, the college basketball recruiting picture for 2014 is coming clear. The class’ elite players have made the transition from top-tier prep stars to hotly anticipated newcomers for some of the nation’s top college teams.
No program is getting richer than the Duke Blue Devils, who bring in a quartet of McDonald’s All-Americans. Justise Winslow is the best perimeter defender in the class, and he’s far from the most impressive newcomer heading to Durham next fall.
Herein is a closer look at Winslow and his peers, with an eye to picking the best of the best among the scorers, shot-blockers and leaders in the freshman class of 2014.