Luke Kennard (shooting guard, freshman)
Kennard is regarded as one of the top three-point shooters of the 2015 class.
Before Kennard committed to Duke, a hopeful Kentucky fan, Ben Roberts, made a list of his scoring outputs for this past season for the NextCats blog. In 23 games, Kennard averaged 40.0 points per contest.
That's just silly.
He probably won't be the second coming of J.J. Redick. But then again, maybe he will be?
Sean Obi (power forward, sophomore)
While playing for a Rice team that lost 23 of 30 games, Obi tallied 17.3 points and 14.1 rebounds per 40 minutes as a freshman while averaging 26.2 minutes per game. His defensive-rebounding rate ranked second in the entire nation, according to KenPom.com (subscription required).
That's not too shabby, considering he was literally the only thing the Owls had going for them.
I don't think I'm going too far out on a limb by comparing him to a young Kenneth Faried, considering Obi is listed on KenPom.com as one of the five players with value similar to Faried's freshman season.
Marshall Plumlee (center, senior)
The good news for Plumlee is that both of his brothers got better with age. Both Mason and Miles looked hopelessly lost on the court as freshmen before blossoming into extremely important players as seniors.
Even if Marshall doesn't follow suit, he'll continue to be the first big man off the bench for the foreseeable future—making him a key player for Duke in one way or another.
Matt Jones (shooting guard, junior)
Jones certainly didn't do much this past season as a freshman, but he didn't just magically earn a 4-star rating last summer. He'll eventually evolve enough to be a quality contributor off the bench at the shooting guard and small forward positions.
Recruiting "star" rankings are courtesy of 247Sports.
Kerry Miller covers college basketball for Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter @kerrancejames.