Freshman of the Year Power Rankings

For December 10

1. Julius Randle, Kentucky (17.9 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 115.2 oRtg)

Back to back games without a double double? What in the what? Randle is in the top 5 in the SEC in both offensive and defensive rebounding %. He's also drawing 8.2 fouls per 40, which is 2nd best in the conference.

2. Jabari Parker, Duke (22.1 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 114.0 oRtg)

Parker is now taking 34% of Duke's shots when he's on the floor. If this keeps up he'll join JJ Redick and Nolan Smith as the only Duke players since tempo free data became available to take more than 30% of their team's shots. Redick and Smith were both seniors.

3. Noah Vonleh, Indiana (13.3 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 113.7 oRtg)

Vonleh is 3rd in the nation at drawing fouls, is putting up Randle-esque rebounding numbers, and he's stopped taking the bad shots he was taking at the beginning of the season.

4. Kareem Canty, Marshall (18.3 ppg, 6.7 apg, 108.4 oRtg)

Canty has already had two double doubles this season, with 18 points and 11 assists vs Rio Grande, and 19 points and 10 assists vs UNC Wilmington. His assist rate leads Conference USA, and he's making 40% of his 3s.

5. Zach LaVine, UCLA (14.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 140.1 oRtg)

Voted the freshman most likely to posterize your favorite player.

6. Eric Mika, BYU (14.2 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 120.0 oRtg)

In the past three games alone Mika has had 15 offensive rebounds. The only game he hasn't scored in double figures is the first game of the year.

7. Andrew Wiggins, Kansas (15.2 ppg, 5,5 rpg, 117.1 oRtg)

Aside from a bad game vs UTEP, Wiggins has been a quietly efficient scorer, making 57% of his 2s and not turning the ball over.

8. Aaron Harrison, Kentucky (13.0 ppg, 2.2 apg, 122.9 oRtg)

Harrison has looked more comfortable in recent games and is now the 2nd leading scorer behind Julius Randle.

9. Brandan Stith, East Carolina (8.5 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 121.7 oRtg)

The son of the University of Virginia's all time leading scorer, the 6-7 Stith is one of the premier rebounders in the country. In six of ten games he's had double digit rebounds, and he's had games with 6 and 8 offensive rebounds. 

10. Jordan Mickey, LSU (13.6 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 106.6 oRtg)

Mickey has quietly scored in double figures in every game this season, and is making 57% of his 2s. He's also blocking 9.5% of their opponent's shots, which is 4th in the SEC.