College basketball is barely past the midway point on the season, with many unknown players coming into the spotlight and breaking onto the national scene.
With around 320 Division I teams, it is easy to overlook a potential star at the beginning of the season.
Now players have had a chance to prove their worth, and many relative unknowns from last season have done just that.
This is a ranking of the top 10 breakout players of the 2009-2010 season. They are judged on talent, production, and the impact they have made this season as opposed to last. Freshmen and transfers are not included
I do not consider players like Duke's Jon Scheyer and North Carolina's Ed Davis to be pure "breakout" players, therefore they are not ranked. Scheyer has improved his numbers from last season, but was still well respected and well known last year. Davis played limited minutes last season and has greatly improved his numbers with more playing time, but we all saw it coming.