There are only 15 spots a year in the ranks of college basketball All-Americans, and one-and-done freshmen tend to get more than their share. Every 5-star recruit wants to follow in the superstar footsteps of a Jabari Parker or a Julius Randle, but it takes more than talent to do it.
UConn-bound Daniel Hamilton, for example, has the scoring punch to make an instant impact for the defending national champs. However, his chances of making a major splash as a freshman are severely diminished by the wealth of other options Kevin Ollie’s team brings back in its backcourt.
Read on for more on Hamilton’s dim hopes, along with a look at the All-America chances of every freshman who earned a 5-star ranking from Rivals.com.