Four sophomores made my Impact 25 list of the nation's 25 best players, but I easily could have added several more. The ones who just missed the cut hadn't yet produced enough on the collegiate level for me to include them, but they each flashed enough potential to make me think that we could be seeing big things from them this season.
Here are my top five candidates to have breakout campaigns and emerge as stars in 2012-13.
Otto Porter, F, Georgetown Hoyas
Porter is from the small town of Sikeston, Mo., but made a huge impact in Washington, D.C. as a freshman for John Thompson III and the Hoyas last season. His multiplicity of skills is reminiscent of former Hoya Jeff Green, and that makes him a great fit for JTIII's system.
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