Top 25 freshmen in college hoops
January, 26, 2014
By Jeff Goodman | ESPN.com
Icon SMI, Icon SMI, USA TODAY SportsTyler Ennis, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker are among the top freshmen in the country.For this latest version of the Freshman Tracker -- our weekly ranking of the best first-year players in college basketball -- we have expanded it to include the top 25 freshmen in the country. With nearly three months of the season in the books, here's how the top frosh stack up.
1. Tyler Ennis, PG, Syracuse Orange
6-foot-2, 180 pounds
He came into the season excluded from the list of elite freshmen, but now he has established himself as arguably the best of all of them. He scores when necessary but runs the team, gives teammates easy looks and takes care of the ball. His assist-to-turnover ratio is 3.96-1, which ranks in the top 10 in the country.
Stats: 12.0 PPG, 5.4 APG, 3.3 RPG, 2.5 SPG
2. Jabari Parker, F, Duke Blue Devils
6-8, 235 pounds
Parker has struggled to shoot the ball in ACC play, but he averaged 14.5 rebounds last week in wins over Miami and Florida State.