- Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider
Each week we release the Freshman Tracker, and each week there are new names and movement.
We’ve got a new No. 1 this week. Well, actually it’s an old No. 1 who moves back to the top spot.
Check back each week as we'll have updates on how the top freshmen did on the floor and give you the rundown on the top first-year players in the country in a season in which the young guys wasted little time taking center stage.
Here is our updated ranking of the 10 best freshmen in college basketball.
6-foot-8, 235 pounds
Parker went through a rough stretch early in ACC play, but that’s ancient history. The skilled Chicago native had 21 points and eight boards in a win over Wake Forest on Tuesday and then went for career highs of 29 points and 16 rebounds in a victory at Boston College.
This week: Wednesday at North Carolina; Saturday vs. Maryland
Stats: 19.2 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 48 percent FG, 37 percent 3-pointers | Previous rank: 2
6-2, 180 pounds
Ennis took only five shots in the win against Notre Dame, but he still found a way to make a major impact on the game.
4dJeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello