This article is part of our Freshman Haze series.
This is it. The final Freshman Haze of the season. I don't know about you, but I always get emotional about good byes. So, excuse me while I shed a tear for another campaign coming to an end. What a year it has been! The best and brightest future basketball players are represented in the top seven of this countdown. There are also some major surprises, so hold on to your seats as we go for a bumpy ride.
7. Noah Vonleh, forward, Indiana Hoosiers
The Hoosiers came into the season with big holes to fill (two lottery picks) and they were hoping Vonleh would step into Cody Zeller's shoes. The 6-foot-10 forward is not as polished offensively as Zeller, but he has brought a rebounding presence to Indiana. Vonleh had a stretch of seven Big 10 games in which he had six double-doubles. He was slowed toward the end of the season with a foot injury and played in just 21 minutes in the season finale against Michigan after missing two games.
6. Q.J. Peterson, guard, VMI Cadets
The Cadets are known for their crazy, up tempo style, but it usually takes players a year or two to accustom themselves to their high octane role. There was no such warm up period for the 6-0 Peterson who started hoisting shots the moment he landed at the institute. He was not highly efficient (40.4 percent from the field, 31.8 percent from 3-point land), but he made up for that with