Looking ahead to the upcoming season, who will end up being college basketball's 2012 Freshman of the Year?
Just because someone like Anthony Davis or Andre Drummond comes in with an impressive high school resume doesn't mean that he will be the best in the college land.
Looking back on the list of the last 10 college basketball Freshman of the Year Award winners reminds us of the exceptional individual players that we've seen over the last decade.
Many of them have used a phenomenal freshman year as an instant launching pad into their NBA careers. A few stayed in school and continued to develop their game in college.
Here is a power ranking of the last 10 Freshmen of the Year in college basketball: