NEWS & ADVICE
February 24, 2016
Freshman Haze: Ranking the Top Frosh, 1-7
Perry Missner loves Ben Simmons, but the No. 1 freshman might surprise you as he concludes his rankings of the nation's top freshmen.
February 15, 2016
Freshman Haze: Ranking the Top Frosh, 8-14
Perry Missner continues his countdown of the nation's top freshman. Where does Kentucky's Jamal Murray rank?
February 9, 2016
Freshman Haze: Ranking the Top Frosh
Perry Missner begins his rankings of the nation's top freshmen, including Washington's Dejounte Murray, who has helped the Huskies to a likely tournament bid.
February 1, 2016
Freshman Haze: A Spoonful of Hoops in Starksville
Perry Missner analyzes a new crop of freshmen, including Mississippi State's Quinndary Weatherspoon, who is averaging nearly 20 and 10.
January 25, 2016
Freshman Haze: Hyped Hoosier
Perry Missner's weekly profile of the nation's best freshmen includes Indiana big man Thomas Bryant, who is living up to the hype for the Hoosiers.
January 18, 2016
Freshman Haze: Plenty of Room to Grow
Perry Missner looks at seven freshman to keep an eye on, including Syracuse's Malachi Richardson, who is getting strong minutes and has plenty of room to grow.
January 10, 2016
Freshman Haze: Struggling Freshmen
Perry Missner highlights seven freshman who have struggled to make an impact this season, including Kentucky's much-hyped Skal Labissiere.
January 2, 2016
Freshman Haze: New Year's Resolutions
Perry Missner is off to a great start with his New Year's resolutions, which include writing about the likes of Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson.
December 29, 2015
Freshman Haze: Top Tiger
Perry Missner's look at the nation's top freshman finally makes its way to Baton Rouge for a look at LSU's Ben Simmons. What did he find?
December 21, 2015
Freshman Haze: Devil Heating Up
Perry Missner's weekly look at the nation's top freshman includes Duke's Brandon Ingram, has found his way into a prime spot in the Blue Devils' offense after a slow start.
December 14, 2015
Freshman Haze: Wisconsin is Happ-ening
Perry Missner profiles freshman who are grabbing headlines, like Wisconsin's Ethan Happ, who has has solidified the Badgers' frontcourt.
December 5, 2015
Freshman Haze: Looking for Staying Power
Perry Missner highlights his latest group of freshman, including Wake Forest's Bryant Crawford, whose playing time could be challenged soon.
November 20, 2015
Freshman Haze: FSU's Bacon Sizzling
Perry Missner looks at seven freshman to watch this season, including Florida State Guard Dwayne Bacon.
March 3, 2015
Freshman Haze: Ranking the top Frosh, 1-7
Perry Missner wraps up his freshman rankings by naming the year's top frosh. Did Arizona's Stanley Johnson do enough to grab that honor?
February 23, 2015
Perry Missner continues his freshman rankings, and it will surprise you where he ranks the presumptive No. 1 pick in the draft, Jahlil Okafor.
February 17, 2015
Perry Missner begins his rankings of the nation's top freshmen, including Oregon's Dillon Brooks, who is poised to finish the season strong.
February 2, 2015
Freshman Haze: Living Up to the Hype
Perry Missner finally gives UNLV's Rashad Vaughn his due. What took so long?
January 26, 2015
Freshman Haze: Carrington Steps Up for the Pirates
The future is bright at Seton Hall as Khadeen Carrington has shouldered the scoring load with Isaiah Whitehead out.
January 19, 2015
Freshman Haze: WV's Carter Shows Potential
Jevon Carter is not puting up huge numbers, but he's proven he can score in bunches for West Virginia this season.
January 12, 2015
Freshman Haze: Lord Grantham Rules
Donte Grantham has flourished with increased playing time this season and could get even better with an improved inside game.
January 5, 2015
Freshman Haze: More Seasoning Needed
Kaleb Joseph likely won't be following recent Orange point guards as one-and-done at Syracuse.
January 2, 2015
Freshman Haze: Kentucky's Frosh are Tops
Devin Booker is deadly from beyond the arc, hitting a team-leading 46 percent from long range as one of Kentucky's best freshman.
December 22, 2014
Freshman Haze: Okafor is a Devil to Defend
Jahlil Okafor is sailing through his one-and-done year for the Blue Devils as he heads to the top of the 2015 NBA draft board.
December 15, 2014
Freshman Haze: Coast to Coast in Search of Frosh
Kevon Looney is living up to the preseason hype, averaging a double-double for the Bruins.
December 8, 2014
Freshman Haze: Arizona's Big-Body Frosh
Stanley Johnson needs some offensive polish, but his wide body and athleticism make him a force for Arizona.
December 2, 2014
Freshman Haze: Ahoy Matey!
Isaiah Whitehead is the first McDonald's All-American to join Seton Hall Pirates since 2000.
March 12, 2014
Freshman Haze: Season Finale
Duke's Jabari Parker had an outstanding freshman campaign, but did he do enough to hold off the other great frosh for Freshman of the Year honors?
March 5, 2014
Freshman Haze: Ranking the Freshman
Julius Randle is a fine scorer and has a nose for rebounds, but passing is not a top option on his mind and team play is not his forte.
February 19, 2014
Freshman Haze: Major Wave in Malibu
Pepperdine freshman Jeremy Major has shown the ability to be a scoring point guard for the Waves this season.
February 10, 2014
Freshman Haze: Here Comes March
With Brandon Ashley out for the season, freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson could be a key to a March run for Arizona.
February 4, 2014
Freshman Haze: Boomer Sooner
Freshman point guards usually back up their upperclassmen teammates, but Jordan Woodward may be the exception.
January 27, 2014
Freshman Haze: Big-Man Dominance
Jabari Parker has struggled from the field in ACC play, but he has corralled 29 boards in his last two games.
January 21, 2014
Freshman Haze: Is Gordon the Next Griffin?
Arizona's Aaron Gordon is doing his best Blake Griffin impression this season, and the comparions is not too far off.
January 13, 2014
Freshman Haze: Separating the Hype
Butler big man Andrew Chrabascz has seen increased minutes with the start of conference play, and one of the nation's freshman living up to the hype.
January 8, 2014
Freshman Haze: Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk
Kansas' Andrew Wiggins is still expected to be the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA Draft, but his numbers thus far have not overwhelmed.
December 19, 2013
Freshman Haze: Meow! Go the Cats
Julius Randle started the season with a roar for the Wildcats, but lately he's had more of a whimper.
December 9, 2013
Freshman Haze: Fresh Orange
Tyler Ennis has stepped into the shoes of Michael Carter-Williams as a first-year starter for Syracuse this season.
November 26, 2013
Freshman Haze: The Exodus in Texas
A mass exodus in Texas opened the door for the likes of freshman Isaiah Taylor to lead the Longhorns.
March 12, 2013
Freshman Haze: Looking Toward the Tourney
Anthony Bennett is one of the most highly regarded freshmen in the country, but his season has been on a downward trend since Mountain West play began.
March 5, 2013
Freshman Haze: Examining the One-and-Done Rule
Nerlens Noel felt the full impact of the NBA's one-and-done rule when his freshman season at Kentucky was lost to an ACL injury earlier this year.
February 25, 2013
Freshman Haze: Countdown to No. 1
Kanas' Ben McLemore could be the top pick in this year's NBA Draft, but does that make him the top frehsman in the nation?
February 19, 2013
Freshman Haze: Counting Down the top Frosh
Nerlens Noel likely will never play in the NCAA tournament, as the defensive menace should go pro even if he spends his rookie year rehabilitating his torn ACL.
February 13, 2013
Freshman Haze: Counting Down the Top Frosh
Glenn Robinson III has good offensive skills but doesn't appear to be the NBA prospect his pops once was.
February 4, 2013
Freshman Haze: Riding the Waves in Malibu
Stacy Davis has made an impact both in the starting lineup and coming off the bench for Pepperdine.
January 29, 2013
Freshman Haze: Carter has Georgia Tech Buzzing
The 6-foot-8 Robert Carter has been a nice addition to the Yellow Jackets this season and looks to have a bright future.
January 21, 2013
Freshman Haze: Cornhusker Kickstart
Shavon Shields recently moved into the starting lineup and is paying dividends for Nebraska, including a 29-point outburst Saturday.
January 14, 2013
Freshman Haze: Big Dog III Woofin' at Michigan
Glenn Robinson III comes from a strong pedigree and is making his own mark at Michigan.
January 8, 2013
Freshman Haze: The Bench is the Pitts
James Robinson is going through an adjustment period after having been relegated to the Pittsburgh bench.
January 2, 2013
Freshman Haze: Year of the Water Snake
Baylor boasts two the Big 12's top freshmen, including Isaiah Austin, as the new year begins.
December 24, 2012
Freshman Haze: The First Noel
Nerlens Noel is the reason for the season for the Kentucky Wildcats this year.
December 17, 2012
Freshman Haze: Top Cat
Alex Poythress might be the most talented of the highly touted Kentucky recruiting class.
December 10, 2012
Freshman Haze: Xavier's Frosh Sensation
Semaj Christon has moved into the Xavie starting lineup and is paying dividends for the Musketeers.
December 3, 2012
Freshman Haze: One and Done at Duke?
Rasheed Sulaimon already has carved out a role for himself on a team filled with upperclassmen, but will he stick around for a sophomore season?
November 26, 2012
Freshman Haze: Goodwin Rises to the Top
Archie Goodwin is proving to be the most valuable of the Kentucky freshmen thus far.
November 23, 2012
Freshman Haze: Future is Bright for Vanderbilt
Kevin Bright has stepped for Vandy after three players left for the NBA.
November 13, 2012
Freshman Haze: Frosh for Your Fantasy Radar
A big man who can pass? Yes, please. Freshman Kyle Anderson should see plenty of minutes for UCLA.