By Dave Daniels @AllDave_AllDay on June 4, 2014
College basketball has quite a few diaper dandies to get excited about next season, but here are the five freshman who might get to a Final Four one day. Most of the elite programs make an appearance on this list, but there might be a wild card appearance as well. Let me know what you think of the five that I picked.
I could have put each one of them individually and made my whole slideshow, but I just wanted to get them out of the way right at the start. Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow will only be the tip of the iceberg for the Duke Blue Devils next season, and making the Final Four should definitely be a goal for this team despite their youth.
Karl-Anthony Towns is this year's Gatorade national player of the year; he is also in the running for athlete of the year this summer, which is quite an honor. John Calipari is not leaving Lexington just yet, because he still has so much talent coming to him. Towns' international experience could come into play for the Kentucky Wildcats next season, and I would expect him to average at least 16 points per game.
I could have just as easily put Cliff Alexander in this spot, but Kelly Oubre is not a talent to be ignored. The 6-foot-7 forward out of Findlay Prep (NV) had a fantastic high school career, but he would probably trade it all for a chance to make the Final Four.
He is probably the least likely candidate to get to the Final Four, and it does not even have anything to do with his play. Larry Brown, the head coach of the SMU Mustangs, recruited Emmanuel Mudiay to the school, and it seemed like they would be a match made in heaven. However, Brown's name is now being linked to the Los Angeles Lakers job, which could be bad news for his current point guard.
Sean Miller did not look happy after his team missed out on the Final Four last season, and it made me feel bad for Aaron Gordon. Stanley Johnson might just pick up the ball right where Gordon left off, and it would not at all surprise me to see the Arizona Wildcats cutting down the nets next April.
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