Big 10 Basketball: 5 Incoming Freshmen To Keep An Eye On in 2016-17

The Big 10 consistently brings in some of the top freshmen in the country, and 2016-17 will be no different. While Michigan State once again gets the majority of the top prospects, several other teams are bringing in elite players of their own. Here are five incoming Big 10 freshmen to keep an eye on next season.

De’Ron Davis, PF – Indiana

De’Ron Davis, PF – Indiana Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
The departure of Troy Williams a year early to the NBA leaves a huge hole down low for the Hoosiers. Davis could see some major minutes as a freshman.

The departure of Troy Williams a year early to the NBA leaves a huge hole down low for the Hoosiers. Davis could see some major minutes as a freshman.

Tony Carr, PG – Penn State

Tony Carr, PG – Penn State Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
The Nittany Lions seem to be on the cusp of the bubble talk year-in and year-out, and a talented, long-term player like Carr at the point guard position could be just what this team needs.

The Nittany Lions seem to be on the cusp of the bubble talk year-in and year-out, and a talented, long-term player like Carr at the point guard position could be just what this team needs.

Josh Langford, SG – Michigan State

Josh Langford, SG – Michigan State Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
The Spartans should be one of the better teams in college basketball next season, and Langford should play a big role.

The Spartans should be one of the better teams in college basketball next season, and Langford should play a big role.

Amir Coffey, SF – Minnesota

Amir Coffey, SF – Minnesota Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
The Golden Gophers are stuck at the bottom of the Big 10, so Coffey should have ample opportunity to step up and produce as a freshman.

The Golden Gophers are stuck at the bottom of the Big 10, so Coffey should have ample opportunity to step up and produce as a freshman.

Miles Bridges, SF – Michigan State

Miles Bridges, SF – Michigan State Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Bridges is the highest rated recruit heading to the Big 10 and for good reason. Bridges was spectacular in High School and should fit into this Spartans squad almost immediately.

Bridges is the highest rated recruit heading to the Big 10 and for good reason. Bridges was spectacular in High School and should fit into this Spartans squad almost immediately.