10 Players Who Will Become Stars in 2014-15 College Basketball Season

10 CBB Players Who Will Become Stars Next Season

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Every single year new players rise to the occasion by becoming stars in college basketball. The 2014-15 college hoops season will be no different. Some of these players received a good amount of hype last season and others are on the verge of going off.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at 10 players who will become stars in 2014-15.

Caris LeVert, Michigan

Caris LeVert
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Caris LeVert, Michigan

Caris LeVert
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Caris LeVert had a great sophomore season. He averaged 12.9 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game and made 60 threes on 40.8 percent shooting from behind the arc. Now that the great Nik Stauskas is no longer a Wolverine, it is time to see LeVert make his case for Big Ten Player of the Year.

Marcus Foster, Kansas State

Marcus Foster
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Marcus Foster, Kansas State

Marcus Foster
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Marcus Foster was the best freshman who no one really talked about. He put up 15.5 points per game and shot 39.5 percent from deep. As a freshman, those are solid numbers. As a sophomore, he could be even better and will more than likely get a bunch of national attention.

Aaron Harrison, Kentucky

Aaron Harrison
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Aaron Harrison, Kentucky

Aaron Harrison
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Aaron Harrison made clutch shot after clutch shot in the 2014 NCAA tournament. He will be one of the top shooting guards next season and although Kentucky will be stacked with talent once again, he could lead the team in scoring.

Wayne Selden, Kansas

Wayne Selden
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Wayne Selden, Kansas

Wayne Selden
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Wayne Selden made a great choice by staying at Kansas another year. He has the talent to be the star of the team now that Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins are gone.

Chris Walker, Florida

Chris Walker
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Chris Walker, Florida

Chris Walker
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Chris Walker is very, very talented. We didn’t get to see that talent a whole lot this past season for the simple fact that he did not see the court that much. Well, I am sure he will earn a starting role in the upcoming season and I am sure he will make plenty of noise.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had a pretty good freshman season -- averaged 9.1 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game. He could easily be one of the best players in the nation if he can improve his shot. Regardless, he should have a solid season.

Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

Sam Dekker
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Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

Sam Dekker
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Sam Dekker has the talent to be the best player in the Big Ten. He stands at 6-foot-8 and he can shoot the long-ball. His 12.4 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game this past season were pretty good, but he has the potential to be even better.

Georges Niang, Iowa State

Georges Niang
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Georges Niang, Iowa State

Georges Niang
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Georges Niang already got quite a bit of attention this past season, but it is kind of hard to be a star when you are on the same team as the Big 12 Player of the Year (Melvin Ejim). If Niang has another impressive season, he could be the winner of that award.

Montrezl Harrell, Louisville

Montrezl Harrell
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Montrezl Harrell, Louisville

Montrezl Harrell
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Montrezl Harrell put up 14 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game this past season. The big man could be the leader of Louisville and he could be one of the best players in the ACC.

Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida

Dorian Finney-Smith
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Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida

Dorian Finney-Smith
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Dorian Finney-Smith was the Sixth Man of the Year in the SEC this season. With four senior starters graduating, he should have no problem earning a starting role in 2014-15. He was one heck of a spark off the bench, but will have to be one of the best players on the Gators if they plan on not taking a step back.

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