2015-16 CBB Draft Kit: Sophomores To Watch
2015-16 CBB Draft Kit: Sophomores To Watch

This article is part of our Draft Kit series.

A lot of what makes fantasy college sports special is the yearly progression that takes place at a dramatic rate, as players can only stay in a program for a maximum of four eligible seasons. Athletes take on a new role every year, and to be successful, owners have to be able to accurately project the players with the most potential for statistical progression. When you're trying to identify these breakout candidates, a great place to start is with the rising sophomore class. Every player and every program are different, but the biggest leap in terms of production is usually seen between the freshman and sophomore years. There's a lot going on for a freshman college basketball player: adjusting to the speed of the college game, learning a new offense and defense, and trying to build trust with the coaching staff, just to name a few. But in the second year, everything starts to slow down and glimpses of brilliance turn into consistent production. These are eight sophomores primed to see a huge jump in production in 2015-16.

Justin Jackson, F, UNC – Most players on this list are opportunists, looking to take advantage of teammates moving on and starting spots opening up. This is not the case with Justin Jackson. Jackson played a complementary role in Chapel Hill last year as a freshman, but his skill at getting the ball to the basket is too great for him to repeat that role as a sophomore. Jackson has unlimited

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David Brown
David Brown is a season-long fantasy college hoops veteran that covers the AAC and MVC conferences for RotoWire. Outside of hoops, David roots for the three P's: Pirates, Penguins and Panthers.
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