Freshman Haze: Ranking the Top Frosh, 15-21
Freshman Haze: Ranking the Top Frosh, 15-21

This article is part of our Freshman Haze series.

The end of the year brings all kinds of pop culture countdowns. You get the best movies, albums and games of the year. The end of the college basketball season is in sight with just a month left of the regular season. It is time for the annual Freshman Haze countdown. I take all of the players, throw them and their stats into a spreadsheet, press sort, and – voila – a ranking! Rankings are based on averages of points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and turnovers. I then added the percentages (field goal, free throw and 3-point). There is no adjustment for competition. This system always ends up with some surprises. Let's look at the lower third of the top 21.

21. Kamar Baldwin, guard, Butler Bulldogs

In Big East play, Baldwin has the been the Bulldogs most consistent offensive player. He has scored at least nine points in his last nine games and averaged 14.2 points over that span. Baldwin is helped in the rankings by being an above-average ball hawk (1.7 steals) and not turning the ball over (1.3 turnovers). He also excels in efficiency with 50.3 percent from the field, 42.6 percent on 3-pointers, and 83.9 percent from the line. Although Butler has lost consecutive home games against Georgetown and Seton Hall, the team is well within the NCAA tournament bubble. Baldwin could have some moments in March.

20. De'Anthony Melton, guard, USC Trojans

The rankings approve of all-around play, so a player like the 6-foot-4 Melton

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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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