Freshman Haze: Riller the Thriller
Freshman Haze: Riller the Thriller

This article is part of our Freshman Haze series.

The last 12 weeks, I have profiled seven freshmen per week. This is the last week of new profiles, and I think I have written about all of the relevant first-year players to fantasy college basketball concerns. There is the possibility that some new frosh will step up in the last month of the regular season, but it will be too late for me. On Sunday, I'll throw all 84 freshmen and their numbers into a spreadsheet and rank them against one another. Next week, we'll start looking at the best freshmen of the season. My rankings do not take competition level into consideration, but it would still be a surprise to see anyone but Markelle Fultz on top. Stay tuned!

Justin Jackson, guard, Maryland Terrapins

Even after losing 80 percent of its starting lineup from a Sweet 16 team, the Terrapins seemed have pretty good prospects in the Big 10. The team had leading scorer Melo Trimble and the junior has been boosted by some impressive freshman. Jackson has the same name as the North Carolina wing, but the 6-foot-7 Terrapin freshman has put up better numbers as a freshman. The Canadian Jackson is coming off his best game as he led Maryland past Minnesota on Saturday with 28 points, 10 rebounds, and five 3-pointers (in five attempts). He has not scored in double-digits in three straight games yet, but maybe the game against the Golden Gophers was just what he needed to end the season on a scoring

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Perry Missner
Missner covers college basketball for RotoWire. A veteran fantasy sports writer, he once served on the executive board for the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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