Ever since the one-and-done rule was instituted, the landscape of college basketball has undoubtedly changed. For better or worse, players are now required to play in college or abroad for a year prior to jumping to the NBA. This undoubtedly means that some players who believe they're better suited for the highest level will be jumping to the pros after only one year on campus.
Previous cases like Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose and John Wall show exactly how players can benefit from making the leap. But as players like Brandan Wright and Spencer Hawes will tell you, big money and bright lights aren't always the best option.
Now, the question is who will be the freshmen that make the leap in 2012?