This article is part of our Freshman Haze series.
The news cycle in college basketball is very quick. The Champions Classic seems like last year, but it was less than a week ago. The signature event of college hoops in November featured some of this year's best freshmen, so we might as well feature them in the second Haze of the season. It appears as if Duke has taken Kentucky's spot as the top place for freshmen to land, and that was evidenced in Chicago. We'll leave Marvin Bagley III for a future Haze since he only played 10 minutes before getting poked in the eye by his teammate. Needless to say, he impressed and will headline a future column of his own.
Wendell Carter (F)
Carter was the focus of early attempts of the Blue Devils to get offense in the paint. For the most part, he was unsuccessful against the Spartan defense, but managed to finish the game with a double-double. He is clearly a skilled player, but he might not be a guy who can convert an easy two points every time he is thrown the ball in the paint. The 6-foot-10 Carter can dominate smaller competition and had 20 points, 11 rebounds, and six boards in the win over Southern on Friday. He can work next to Bagley, but may be overshadowed at times.
Trevon Duval (G)
If there was one things last year's edition of the Blue Devils was missing, it was a pass-first point guard. Duval has fit that role perfectly in the