Updated ranking of top 10 freshmen
February, 9, 2014
By Jeff Goodman | ESPN Insider
AP Photo/Gerry BroomeDuke's Jabari Parker is back atop the Freshman Tracker this week.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.
1. Jabari Parker, F, Duke Blue Devils
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
2. Tyler Ennis, PG, Syracuse Orange
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.