This list of top players is based on their production last year. There are no projects on this list.
With the graduation of senior players and the early departure of Reggie Jackson from Boston College and Iman Shumpert from Wake forest, that leaves us with several players from North Carolina!
Last year Harrison Barnes was voted unto the preseason All-America team, as a freshman. It was widely thought to be very presumptuous, and this was justified when the forward struggled at the start of the season.
However he came into his own during the season and helped his team to the Elite Eight where they lost to Kentucky by two points.
The lesson here is don't count your chickens before they are hatched, as the proverbial saying goes, hence no freshman has been included in this list.