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Freshman Haze: Saben-Metrics

Perry Missner

Missner covers college basketball for RotoWire. A veteran fantasy sports writer, he once served on the executive board for the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

Freshmen come to school with a variety of expectations. It seems like many live up to the hype, but there are many that are just glossed over in preseason publications. When established teammates get hurt or do not play well, the young guys can bubble up and take a spot in the rotation. In this mid-January edition of the Freshman Haze, we examine a septet of first-year players that were seen as big pieces for this season (Coleman, Wilkes) or could be worth a look as future players (Lee, Porter, DeJesus). Most of the seven players have had their moments this season, particularly recently.

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