Top 5 College Basketball players for 2013-2014

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1. Andrew Wiggins, University of Kansas, Freshman, SF

Andrew Wiggins was the top high school player coming out of Huntington Prep School, and was given scholarship offers from Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina. Wiggins has a ridiculous amount of athletic ability, and is unattainable to guard. He is expected to be drafted number one overall in next year’s daft.


2. Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, Sophomore, PG/SG

Marcus Smart renounced the opportunity to enter into the NBA draft, where he could have been picked in the top five. Smart has been recognized for his basketball IQ, versatility, and vision. He has an NBA type physique, standing at 6-4 with 220 pounds. Marcus Smart will not pass up the chance to be a top pick this time around.


3. Julius Randle, University of Kentucky, Freshman, PF

Julius Randle’s athleticism is off the charts, he is unstoppable in the paint and he is a tremendous scorer. Randle even competed with Marcus Smart in a ridiculous dunk contest in the summer. Although Randle will have to improve his defensive game, he is a lock to be drafted in the top five.


4. Jabari Parker, Duke University, Freshman, SF

Jabari Parker has an innate ability to play basketball, and his stats in high school speak for themselves.  Sports Illustrated stated, “The best high school basketball player since LeBron James is Jabari Parker…” Parker has a great work ethic and his versatility and athleticism is unparalleled.


5. Russ Smith, University of Louisville, Senior, G

Russ Smith averaged 18.7 PPG last season with the Cardinals, and led them to a national championship last season. Smith is an excellent player in transition because of his athleticism. In addition, he is one of the best defenders in college basketball. The Cardinals have a chance at repeating as national champions because Smith is back on the roster.


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