- Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider
Each week we release the Freshman Tracker, and each week there are new names and movement.
The guy in the top spot continues to put distance between himself and the rest of the field, but there was some shuffling going on within the remainder of the Top 10. In fact, there’s minimal disparity between the second and fifth spots heading into the final week of the regular season.
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
The Blue Devils played only one game this past week, and while Parker struggled to make shots, he still wound up with a double-double in a win over Virginia Tech. Parker finished with 11 points and 12 boards and is averaging 11.6 rebounds over the past 11 games.
This week: Wednesday at Wake Forest; Saturday vs. North Carolina
Stats: 18.8 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 48 percent FG, 37 percent 3-pointers | Previous rank: 1
6-2, 180 pounds
Ennis began the week with a 20-point performance in a road win in College Park against Maryland, but got into foul trouble in the road loss to Virginia and finished with 13 points and four assists.
36dJeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello