College Basketball will be starting soon, and like every year, there are a lot of freshman players coming in looking to make an impact. Nowadays, newcomers are counted on to help take teams to the next level because most are one-and-done players. Here are five freshmen that will make an impact this season.
Paolo Banchero, Duke
Paolo Banchero is a 6’10 250 pounds player who can handle the ball and shoot from the outside. He is projected to be the No.1 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. Banchero will make head coach Mike Krzyzewski‘s last season at Duke a memorable one.
Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga
Chet Holmgren is 7- foot center who can protect the rim, score on the perimeter, and make outside shots. He also can create shots for his teammates with his ability to handle the ball. If Gonzaga is to win a National Title, Holmgren will be a big reason why. With him and Drew Timme inside, Gonzaga will be tough to score on in the paint.
Patrick Baldwin Jr., Milwaukee
Patrick Baldwin Jr. had offers from Duke and Kentucky, but turned both schools down. He turned them down because he wanted to play for his father, who is the head coach at Milwaukee. Baldwin is very talented; he can score off the dribble and come off screens and knock down jumpers. Baldwin can shoot the three as well. He will bring excitement to Milwaukee in his freshman year.
Kennedy Chandler, Tennessee
Kennedy Chandler is a speedy point guard who knows how to win. Chandler helped USA Basketball earn a gold medal his summer. He will look to bring that mentality to Tennessee to help Rick Barnes compete in the SEC.
JD Davidson, Alabama
JD Davidson is a tall, athletic point guard who can finish around the rim. He is a five-star athlete joining two other five-star ball handlers to join the SEC. It will be some exciting battles on point guards in the SEC this season.
As you can see, this year should be an exciting year with all the new talent coming in.
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