The Daily Dish: Predicting each conference’s 2023-24 freshmen of the year
As the college basketball regular season draws to a close, we’re starting to see conferences announce individual awards for their best players. Freshman of the Year award focus, it is likely that we will see Kyle Filipovsky (Duke), Jalen Hood-Schifino (Indiana), Grady Dick (Kansas), Jaras Walker (Houston), Cam Whitmore (Villanova) and Brandon Miller (Alabama). leave with signs from their leagues.
However, in this article, we predict which freshmen will have a legitimate chance of winning the award. next season.
ACC: ISAAC TRAUDT | Virginia
Player #81 in the 2022 cycle, Isaac Traudt currently red shirt for Tony Bennett, and it’s a chilling thought, because Traudt boasted of a translatable game that came out of high school. He is a real long-range threat with great size in a four-man position. After a year of getting used to the fitness, speed of play, and daily grind of college basketball, opponents won’t know what hit them once Traudt makes his debut in the Cavs rotation.
Second placePeople: Leon Bond, Virginia
BIG 10: DESHAUN HARRIS-SMITH | MARYLAND
It was hard to choose between Maryland Jamie Kaiser And Deshawn Harris-Smith. Both projects will play major roles in Kevin Willardsystem. Ranked 32nd in the 2023 player rankings, Harris-Smith has been recognized because he will impact the game in multiple ways. He rebounds, assists and scores with opportunities. Given his resilience and winning pedigree, he should be key to making sure the Terrapins build on their success this season.
Second placeStory by: Jamie Kaiser, Maryland
BIG 12: JACOBE WALTER | BAYLOR
Scott Drew will lose one of the best freshmen this season in the country in Keyonte George but he gets another burger boy in the state Ja’Kobe Walter, which is ranked 21st in the class of 2023. playing together LJ Cryer And Langston Love Next year, Walter will complement both guards with his two-sided ability. He locks up, takes open shots and is a dedicated worker. His personality matches the Waco culture. Walter should be a fundamentally reliable asset that Drew may value more for his defensive prowess than his offensive talents.
Second place: Omaha Billew, Iowa
BIG EAST: STEFON CASTLE | UCONN
Five Star Combo Guard Stephon Castle where to pick up Dreary Newton dropped out of this season. Like Newton, Castle brings size to the position. However, Castle also brings a level of backcourt fitness that would be effective in any major high-level conference. His body and game sense is ready for college. In addition, he is always collected and performs best in the game with penetration and hitting. Castle is supposed to be the Swiss army knife during his time at Storrs. Castle is the No. 9 player in the 247Sports rankings for 2023.
Second placePeople: Trey Green, Xavier
PAC-12: ISAIAH COLLIER | USC
Isaiah Collier spent most of his high school career as the top passer in high school basketball. His other title is #1 overall in the 2023 class. Once he brings his talents to Southern California, the Trojans should be one of the most exciting teams to watch. Collier’s game compares favorably to Jason Kidd’s as he already knows how to put his teammates in the best position for scorers. Anfield will most likely only play one season as a Trojan and should have enough productive players around Collier to keep USC in contention for the conference regular season title.
Second placePeople: Cody Williams, Colorado
SECOND: ADEN HOLLOWAY | chestnut
Aden Holloway is one of the most experienced security guards the 2023 National Class has to offer. As soon as McDonald’s All-American arrives on campus, the coach Bruce Pearl will allow him to play with great freedom. Near Wendell Green in the backcourt, Holloway should remain effective. Holloway has proven to be productive in and out of basketball with his shooting prowess and already competes with tremendous confidence. The North Carolina native has to be one of the most effective defensemen the Tigers have had since. Jared Harper.
Second placePeople: Justin Edwards, Kentucky
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