10 Freshmen Who Will Take the College Basketball World by Storm in 2014

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10 Freshmen Who Will Take the College Basketball World by Storm in 2014
USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 freshman class features dozens of players who will start immediately for high-major programs.

But which diaper dandies will shock the college basketball world in 2014-15?

Jahlil Okafor is one name on everyone's short list of impact freshmen because of his size and developed offensive game. He'll be a focal point in Duke's offense even in November, and he has the skills to take the Blue Devils deep into the NCAA tournament. 

He doesn't just meet three of the criteria for ranking high on this list: a high skill level and the abilities to 1) impact a team immediately and 2) lift a team to a higher level. He exceeds all three.

Where he falls shorter than some of his peers is in the "wow factor," the ability to attract the national spotlight with highlight-reel plays. That's not to say Okafor won't land on SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays a handful of times this year—just that there are freshmen who will do it more.

Without further ado, here are the 10 freshmen who will shock the college basketball world in 2014-15.

High-major programs are any teams in the following conferences: ACC, AAC, Atlantic 10, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, MWC, Pac-12, SEC.

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