Hoops fans have already heard the names of the most hyped freshmen arriving for the 2014-15 college basketball season—the Jahlil Okafors and Myles Turners—but there are plenty of others who will make major contributions.
Just as unheralded Texas point guard Isaiah Turner became an immediate hit last year, there are sure to be a few lesser-known newcomers who remind fans that recruiting rankings are far from an exact science.
One of Turner’s new Big 12 rivals who’s hoping to make that kind of impact is Devonte Graham. Overshadowed in a point guard class headlined by Duke-bound Tyus Jones, Graham will be taking over the PG spot at Kansas, with all the pressure that entails.
Read on for more on Graham, along with more incoming freshmen who couldn’t crack the Top 25 in the national rankings (ESPN, Rivals.com or Scout.com) but will still play vital roles for their new teams in 2014-15.