The 2023-24 college basketball season is in the early stages but that doesn’t mean we can’t start looking ahead to what some of the best first-year players in the sport have been up to.
It’s no surprise that USC star freshman Isaiah Collier has already taken the college basketball world by storm. Collier was the No. 2 overall prospect by 247Sports and has used his unique blend of size, speed and strength to already become one of the best true point guards in the sport.
Collier isn’t the only freshman playing winning basketball for his team. Baylor wing Ja’Kobe Walter couldn’t have had a more impressive debut with the Bears. Walter scored 28 points and grabbed six rebounds in a win over Auburn on the second day of the regular season. In total, there are five different conferences (ACC, Big East, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC) represented on our initial rankings.
Let’s jump into our first rankings and get to our first CBS Sports/USBWA Freshman of the Week for the the 2023-24 college basketball season
Freshman of the Week: Isaiah Collier, USC
Welcome back to the Frosh Watch, our weekly ranking of the five most impressive freshmen in college basketball. CBS Sports has once again teamed up with the United States Basketball Writers Association and its Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award to present this every-Tuesday feature. Each week we’ll start by announcing the national Freshman of the Week honoree. The cycle for FOTW runs Tuesday-Monday.
The sample size for the Week 1 winner dates back to the start of the season. In Collier’s first collegiate game, he stole the show in a win over Kansas State. Collier scored 18 points and dished out six assists and he followed up that performance with a 19-point showing before scoring 23 points and 24 points in games against UC Irvine and Brown last week. Collier is a true point guard who possesses elite passing abilities, but he’s also not afraid to drive to the…
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Author : Cameron Salerno
Publish date : 2023-11-21 16:50:57
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