College basketball’s incoming freshmen are usually on the raw side when it comes to skill development, but they can stack up very nicely against their older counterparts in terms of raw athleticism. The class of 2014-15 does nothing to defy that trend, with an impressive collection of high-flying wing players and bruising interior talent.
North Carolina’s versatile Theo Pinson does his share in both categories. The 6’6” forward can mix it up inside, but he’s also got all the speed you expect from a perimeter star joining Roy Williams’ high-octane, fast-break offense.
Herein, a closer look at the multi-talented Pinson and nine more of the quickest, fastest, strongest and highest-jumping freshmen headed to college hoops this fall.