Monday, August 20, 2007

Who Will Be Top Freshman Of College Basketball

Who Will Be Top Freshman Of College Basketball
OJ Mayo, Eric Gordon, Michael Beasley, or K Love could lead their class.

I know, everyone is asking or saying who is this class especially when you had Oden and Durant last year. Well, this year frosh class is not bad at all. Some could be overrated while others I believe are underrated. Here is my top ten list of top frosh.

1. O.J. Mayo, SG, USC - 6-5 215lbs - O.J. Mayo has literally had the spotlight on him since the 7th grade while dunking on High schoolers back in KY, though ending his HS carrer in W.V. He continues to recieve all the attention and this year I believe it will continue to live up to even though he had a poor showing in the McDonald's All American game. The only thing that can stop this kid is himself (meaning if or will he stay out of trouble or will USC be able to hide it well enough).
2. Eric Gordon, SG, Indiana - 6-4 205lbs - Gordon is the real deal and will be showing nationwide this year at IU. Coming from Indiana and only losing to Oden's team in the past. Eric Gordon Jr. can be a scorer at will, and can fit right in at IU and the Big Ten.
3. Michael Beasley, SF, Kansas State - 6-9 235lbs - This forward can get the job done and do just about anything asked. Headed to Kansas State was I believe an interesting choice, but should be given a full opporunity. KSU could be a interesting team to watch this.
4. Derrick Rose, PG, Memphis - 6-2 180lbs - Incredible athlete that probably the pure point guard in this class. He will be making everyone in Memphis around him better.
5. Kevin Love, PF/C, UCLA - 6-9 240lbs - K Love is the best "big man" this class has. Headed to UCLA, and could put some good solid minutes in for the Bruins this year.
6. Kyle Singler, SF, Duke - 6-8 210lbs - Kyle Singler is Duke's top recruit this year which will hopefully turn around the Duke Blue Devils. Complete player that will fit in well with Coach K.
7. Bill Walker, SF/SG, Kansas State - 6-6 220lbs - Another one for KSU, with Beasley on his side this could be a team that could have a lot of fun especially with this high flying duo.
8. Patrick Patterson, F, Kentucky - 7-0 240lbs - Played with OJ Mayo in High School, and very athletic big man. He has a lot of room to continue to get better and could make some noise in the SEC this year.
9. Donte Greene, SF, Syracuse - 6-9 220lbs - Solid sort of reminds me alittle of Durant or do I even dare say that.
10. Jerryd Bayless, PG, Arizona - 6-2 180lbs - Good, but needs to continue to be a true point guard at 6'2".

A few more names worth throwing out, many more could be up there, but hey it's the best of the best...

* DeAndre Jordan, PF/C, Texas A&M
* Cole Aldrich, C, Kansas
* Nick Calathes, G, Florida
* Austin Freeman, G, Georgetown
* Jamelle Horne, F, Arizona
* Kosta Koufos, C, Ohio State
* Chandler Parsons, F, Florida