Top 5 Incoming Freshmen In ACC Basketball For 2016-17 Season

By Taylor Sturm

An ACC team did not win the national championship last season, but the conference took the 2016 NCAA tournament by storm. Four teams in the 2016 Elite Eight were from the ACC, and the conference is primed to reload once again in 2016-17. Here are five ACC freshmen to keep an eye on heading into next season.

Top 5 Incoming Freshmen In ACC Basketball For 2016-17 Season
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5. Kyle Guy, SG – Virginia

Kyle Guy, SG – Virginia Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Virginia has won big games over the past few seasons thanks to their lock-down defense, but the Cavaliers need to replenish high-energy, versatile players year-in and year-out. Guy fits this mold and should fit in perfectly in Charlottesville.

5. Kyle Guy, SG – Virginia

Virginia has won big games over the past few seasons thanks to their lock-down defense, but the Cavaliers need to replenish high-energy, versatile players year-in and year-out. Guy fits this mold and should fit in perfectly in Charlottesville.

4. Dewan Huell, PF – Miami

Dewan Huell, PF – Miami Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports
Losing several key players heading into next season, Huell should be expected to have a huge role immediately. Fellow Hurricane Bruce Brown may be a bit higher on most recruiting boards, but Huell could be what takes this team far.

4. Dewan Huell, PF – Miami

Losing several key players heading into next season, Huell should be expected to have a huge role immediately. Fellow Hurricane Bruce Brown may be a bit higher on most recruiting boards, but Huell could be what takes this team far.

3. Tony Bradley, C – North Carolina

Tony Bradley, C – North Carolina Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
The 6-foot-10 Florida native is highly touted and could find himself being a key piece of the Tar Heels this season.

3. Tony Bradley, C – North Carolina

The 6-foot-10 Florida native is highly touted and could find himself being a key piece of the Tar Heels this season.

2. V.J. King, SF – Louisville

V.J. King, SF – Louisville Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
The Louisville Cardinals are losing a talented center in Chinanu Onuaku, but they bring in a solid recruiting class topped off by SF V.J. King. Duke might be the favorite to win it all next season, but Louisville could give them some major trouble.

2. V.J. King, SF – Louisville

The Louisville Cardinals are losing a talented center in Chinanu Onuaku, but they bring in a solid recruiting class topped off by SF V.J. King. Duke might be the favorite to win it all next season, but Louisville could give them some major trouble.

1. Harry Giles, PF – Duke

Harry Giles, PF – Duke Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
It was hard to narrow it all down to just one Duke freshman, but Giles earns it as the No. 1 recruit of 2016. Giles will be joined by three other five-star recruits, Jayson Tatum, Frank Jackson and Marques Bolden.

1. Harry Giles, PF – Duke

It was hard to narrow it all down to just one Duke freshman, but Giles earns it as the No. 1 recruit of 2016. Giles will be joined by three other five-star recruits, Jayson Tatum, Frank Jackson and Marques Bolden.

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